January 22, 2015   

I have a favor to ask. It's hard to believe, but the upcoming March/April edition of our print magazine marks then end of our third year of publishing. In the magazine business, that milestone unofficially marks the end of "Launch" mode; we have a solid subscriber base, subscription renewals are great, and newsstand distribution continues to grow.

What I want those of you who do read the print magazine to do is take a few minutes to write me a note, telling me why you read it. What you like, what you take away from each issue, and why you think others will enjoy it. I want to use those testimonials from actual readers in my subscription advertising campaigns this year. I won't publish your contact information, just your first name, city, and state.

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It's Dig Baton Rouge magazine's Restaurant Week this week; you still have a few days to get a great meal at a great price. Participating restaurants can be found hereAs you can see from the Events List below, Mardi Gras festivies are right around the corner, and are happening all over the state.

If you've never been to Mardi Gras in Louisiana, consider visiting. Only a small portion of Mardi Gras is the wild party you see on the news in New Orleans' French Quarter. That's a lot of fun in and of itself, but there are plenty of spots along the parade routes in New Orleans and all over the state that are much more family friendly. In fact, New Orleans' neighbor Jefferson Parish throws Family Gras each year.

For a comprehensive Louisiana Mardi Gras guide, click here.

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

Susan Ford, President

Our Kitchen & Culture, LLC

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This easy recipe is from long-time LK&C subscriber Cyndi Collier. It calls for turkey instead of ground beef, significantly cutting down on the calorie count, but the seasoning mixture and excellent tomato sauce don't scrimp on flavor at all.

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Susan Spicer's Crabmeat Gratin

Susan Spicer's Crabmeat Gratin

It's from superstar Chef Susan Spicer, and it's Crabmeat Gratin. Need I say more? Go make this.

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Besh's Fluffy Breakfast Biscuits

Besh's Fluffy Breakfast Biscuits

Who doesn't like a warm fluffy biscuit? My only modification is that they're not just for breakfast. I know some consider it sacrilege, but I like my grillades over biscuits, and I like my roast beef debris and gravy over biscuits. It's how I grew up...

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Jan 17, 2015 to Jan 30, 2015

Baton Rouge: CACRC's Free Recycling Event

Jan 19, 2015 to Jan 24, 2015

Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge Restaurant Week

Jan 21, 2015 to Jan 25, 2015

Lafayette: Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival

Jan 22, 2015 to Jan 25, 2015

Alexandria: Annual Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show

Jan 23, 2015 to Jan 25, 2015

Ponchatoula: Ponchatoula Citywide Inventory Clearance Sale

Jan 24, 2015

Gueydan: Mardi Gras Run

Houma: SOUPer Bowl for United Way for South Louisiana

Lake Arthur: Mardi Gras Ball-Relay For Life

Minden: Fasching Karneval & Parade

New Iberia: Blitz Dance Competition

Paradis: St. Charles Parish Relay for Life

Pineville: Cenla Fly Fishing Festival

Jan 25, 2015

Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge Bridal Show

New Orleans: King Cake Festival

Jan 31, 2015

Shreveport: Robert Burns Supper

Amite: Tangipahoa 4-H Livestock Show

Gonzales: St. Elizabeth Family Fest

Houma: Terrebonne Livestock Association Rodeo-Winter Series

Opelousas: Opelousas Gumbo Cook-off

Feb 5, 2015 to Feb 7, 2015

Lake Charles: Southwest Louisiana Livestock Show & Western Heritage Days

Feb 6, 2015 to Feb 8, 2015

Metairie: Family Gras

Feb 7, 2015 to Feb 8, 2015

Gonzales: Giving Quilt Exhibit

Feb 7, 2015

Monroe: Downtown River Jam

Vinton: Vinton Gumbo Cook-off

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