Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Congratulations to our friends Chef Phillip Lopez (with me, left) and Max Ortiz. Their new restaurant ROOT was just named one of the 50 best new restaurants of the year by Bon Appetit magazine, a well-deserved honor for the duo and their hard working team.
We're just putting the finishing touches on our September/October issue. It goes on press early next week, which means you need to subscribe now in order to receive it; it will mail out about this time next week. Each issue gets better and better; in this one we follow chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski to Memphis as they compete in the annual Memphis in May barbecue cookoff. Chef Manny Aguello welcomed us into his kitchen as he reprised a dinner he cooked at the James Beard house earlier this year, we tour Lake Charles and I'm told the biscuit recipe in Geek Technique produces the best biscuit our culinary media director David Gallent has ever tasted. Being somewhat of a biscuit connoisseur, I'm sorry I missed that shoot; I'll give it a try and report back as soon as I can.
August is generally a very slow month for restaurants; discretionary spending money is taken up by summer vacations and outfitting kids for back to school. Many restaurants offer special prix fixe options with low prices, giving you a chance to try something that might normally be out of your price range. Check with your local visitor's center or restaurant association to see if there's a similar program in your area, and take advantage of lower prices while you support local chefs and restaurateurs. Coolinary New Orleans is going on this month in my town, and we'll enjoy a seafood-centric Restaurant Week in early September.
ATTN. Restaurateurs: Win a $10,000 media campaign. The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board is asking restaurants to put together healthy recipes centered around Louisiana seafood- details are here.
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|Avery Island Barbecue Sauce|
Avery Island is the home of Tabasco brand hot sauce, and has a long, rich history. Located in Iberia Parish, the sauce is still bottled there, and part of the island is open for tours. It's fascinating; I encourage you to drop in if you're in the area. This recipe is from The Tabasco Brand Cookbook. This versatile condiment can be used on most anything calling for barbecue sauce. It only uses 3 tablespoons of molasses for sweetener, so it's not going to be cloyingly sugary. It only calls for two teaspoons of Tabasco; personally, I'd be quite generous with the pour. I like it hot.
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