March 19, 2015   

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A Call for Recipes! We've had a last-minute change of plans for our upcoming May/June issue and are looking for outstanding Louisiana-style dishes to take to pot lucks; there are all kinds of family gatherings coming up over the next few months.

I need you to send me your best dish. If we publish your recipe, I'll send you a little gift (you must be a current magazine subscriber for consideration).

Click here to email me; please include your contact information, list of ingredients, method, and approximate number of servings or yield. Bonus - a history of the recipe, family anecdote about it, etc. We're looking for starters, soups, salads, entrées, and desserts appropriate for summer gatherings. We'll review and choose early next week.

If you like to bake and decorate cakes, this competition is for you: Edible Book Day at the New Orleans Museum of Art. There are categories for professional chefs, amateur cooks, and culinary students; pick one of your favorite books, and design and decorate a cake that illustrates that book. I have the good fortune of acting as a judge this year; whimsical in years past have included Curious George, the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter, and a fantastical Dr. Seuss creation.

Deadline for entries is March 20, but organizer Sheila Cork says if you miss the deadline, give her a call and she'll work you in: 504-658-4117. You can get the entry form and more details here

I was in Baton Rouge earlier this week for meetings; Ben Berthelot, the president of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, had a great lunch at Chef Scott Varnedoe's Restaurant IPO afterwards and discussed some tasty coverage we have planned for that part of the state. 

This weekend is the Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators cookoff in Shreveport. A fundraiser for Volunteers for Youth Justice, entry to the event is free. $500 will go to the winning team in the Seafood category and Non-Seafood category, and $250 for the People's Choice.

Whatever you do this weekend, 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

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Jazz Fest Stuffed Crawfish Bread

Jazz Fest Stuffed Crawfish Bread

This recipe first appeared in the Premiere edition of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture, then again in March of 2013 as the cover shot. If you go with frozen crawfish tails, depending on the tail meat to liquid ratio in the package, you may not have quite enough filling to stuff two whole loaves; use your judgement when dividing the filling. More is better, but not to the point of overflowing in the oven.

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salmon croquettes

Salmon Croquettes

When my mom was not in the mood to cook, this was one of her go-to recipes. Canned salmon, flaked and mixed with a little seasoning; pan-fried for just a few minutes. Short shameful confession - my favorite way to eat them was on soft white bread with lots of ketchup. These days, I'd start with a fresh fillet of salmon, and serve with a nice green salad and some tartar sauce.

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Lemony Pasta Seafood Salad

Lemony Seafood Pasta Salad

This simple pasta salad is a one-pot, one-dish dinner; also a great option for a potluck or buffet. The seafood is cooked in with the pasta. You make a fresh lemon/Dijon mustard dressing; salad may be served warm or cold.

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Mar 17, 2015 to Mar 20, 2015

Lafayette: Saint Joseph's Altar

Mar 20, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015

Amite: Amite Oyster Festival

Terrytown: Terrytown Spring Festival

Thibodaux: Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival

Mar 20, 2015 to Mar 21, 2015

Covington: Northshore Garden Show

Iowa: Iowa Rabbit Festival

Mar 21, 2015

Alexandria: Central Louisiana American Red Cross BASH

Arnaudville: 7 Mile Yard Sale

Bogalusa: Cassidy Park Cook-Off BBQ

Natchitoches: Bloomin' On The Bricks

New Iberia: Festival of Live Oaks

Ponchatoula: Ponchatoula Jaycees Jambalaya Cookoff

Shreveport: Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators

St. Martinville: Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival

Vivian: Louisiana Redbud Festival

Mar 21, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015

Baton Rouge: Habitat Home Expo

Lake Charles: Flea Fest Flea Market

Mandeville: Mandeville Spring Arts & Craft Show

New Orleans: Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival

Mar 22, 2015

Metairie: Irish-Italian Parade

Slidell: Slidell's Bayou Jam Concert

Mar 26, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015

Chalmette: Louisiana Crawfish Festival

Kenner: Friends of Jefferson Public Library Book Sale

Mar 26, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015

Fordoch: 11th Annual Fordoche Fair

Mar 27, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015

Hammond: Smokin' Blues & BBQ

Merryville: Merryville Heritage Festival

New Orleans: Hogs for the Cause

Mar 28, 2015

Abita Springs: Abita Springs Whole Town Garage Sale & Flea Market

Alexandria: Spring Herb Day and Arts & Crafts Festival

Belle Chasse: Plaquemines Parish Jambalaya Cook-Off

Houma: Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival

Mar 28, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015

Baton Rouge: Fest For All

Coltile: Cotile Trade Days

Mar 28, 2015

Lake Charles: Wild Beast Feast

Leeville: Leeville Arts & Heritage Festival

Lockport: Bateau de Bois Festival

New Iberia: Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival

Shreveport: Red River Revel Wine Event

Mar 28, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015

New Orleans: New Orleans Food Festival

Mar 29, 2015

Eunice: World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff


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