February 5, 2015
Greetings from sunny Los Angeles. My friend (and LK&C contributor) Wendy Waren and I flew in yesterday and are staying with family in Redondo Beach. On Saturday, Louisiana's Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is hosting a Jazz Brunch for all the Louisiana musicians nominated for Grammys this year; the awards ceremony is Sunday night. Good luck to all of them, and thanks to the Louisiana Office of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism for inviting us.
My birthday was Tuesday and I was too busy getting things in order to take this trip to celebrate, so we fully intend to have a great time. The weather is beautiful, whales are migrating, and of course we'll eat some great food.
Speaking of food, if you happened to catch Eat St. on the Cooking Channel last night, you saw yours truly. They featured our friends Keith and Nealy Frentz's food truck LOLA Deaux on the show and I was there for the video shoot. Keith and Nealy are the dynamic husband and wife team in the kitchen at the ever-popular LOLA in Covington, and drive the food truck around to farmers markets, festivals, and other fun spots in their spare time.
Mardi Gras parades start to roll all over the state this weekend. While Louisiana may not be the birthplace of Mardi Gras, the state can lay claim to the fact that more Mardi Gras parades roll in this state than any other place in the world. We've put together a fairly comprehensive list of parades here; Drop us a note if you know of a parade that is NOT listed and we'll update.
Finally, enjoy this week's recipes, share them with family and friends, and, as always, let me know what's on your mind.
Susan Ford, President
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Feb 5, 2015 to Feb 7, 2015
Feb 6, 2015 to Feb 8, 2015
Metairie: Family Gras
Feb 6, 2015 to Feb 7, 2015
West Monroe: Lottie's Louisiana Square Dance
Feb 7, 2015 to Feb 8, 2015
Gonzales: Giving Quilt Exhibit
Feb 7, 2015
Monroe: Downtown River Jam
Vinton: Vinton Gumbo Cook-off
Feb 12, 2015
Eunice: Taster's Choice
Feb 12, 2015 to Feb 14, 2015
Houma: Tool Show and Sale
Feb 13, 2015 to Feb 17, 2015
Eunice: Cajun Country Mardi Gras
Feb 13, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015
Opelousas: L'Argent Trailride & Chicken Run
Feb 14, 2015
Jennings: Cajun Squeezebox Shootout
Lake Charles: Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off
Feb 15, 2015
Lake Charles: Taste de la Louisiane
Lake Charles: Lake Charles Mardi Gras Lighted Boat Parade
Feb 15, 2015 to Feb 17, 2015
Crowley: Carnival D' Acadie
Feb 16, 2015
Opelousas: Opelousas Lundi Gras Celebration
Feb 17, 2015
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