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Next week I'm off on a whirlwind tour of the state and will report back on the tasty and interesting bits. Meanwhile, 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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Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

This is a basic pumpkin soup,spiced up with a little curry powder and an unexpected but welcome spash of soy sauce -- sweet and salty is one of my favorite combinations. As shown here, it's topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. Feel free substitute a swirl of creme fraiche, sour cream, Greek yoghurt, or fried onions, shallots, and/or garlic. FYI, we have spent the time to roast, purée, and strain pumpkin; quite frankly, it doesn't taste any different than a can of Libby's.

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'Les is More' and 'Roll Tide'

Bartender extraordinaire Lu Brow at the Swizzle Stick Bar took intercollegiate rivalry to a new level with two specialty cocktails she created for the 2012 BCS championship between Alabama and LSU. Given it's the Big Game this weekend between the two rivals, I thought it was appropriate to dust off the recipes this week:

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 Les is More

 Roll Tide


Oyster and shrimp over pasta

Chef Paul Prudhomme's

Spicy Shrimp and Oyster Pasta

Quail Ridge Press has a long history publishing compilations of the best Louisiana-themed recipes from various cookbooks. Out this fall is "Best of the Best from Louisiana Cookbook III; it's loaded with more than 200 recipes, many with full color photographs. You'll find plenty of classics; it also makes a nice gift.

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Nov 6, 2014 to Nov 7, 2014

Natchitoches: Creole Heritage Celebration

Nov 6, 2014 to Nov 9, 2014

Port Barre: Port Barre Cracklin Festival

Nov 7, 2014 to Nov 9, 2014

Colfax: Louisiana Pecan Festival

Jefferson: Pecan Festival - St. Rita Parish

Metairie: Oyster Festival St. Clement of Rome Parish

St. Martinville: St. Martinville Catfish Festival

Nov 7, 2014

Thibodaux: Big Boy's Main Street Cook-Off

Nov 8, 2014

Alexandria: Sugar Day Festival

Henderson: Atchafalaya Basin Festival

Jeanerette: Southern Soul Food Showdown

Lafayette: Louisiana Folk Roots Rootstock Festival

Thibodaux: Thibodeaux Fall Festival

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 9, 2014

Destrehan: Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival

New Orleans: Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

Nov 9, 2014

DeRidder: La Cuisine de Beauregard Food Festival

Nov 13, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014

Rayne: Rayne Frog Festival

Ruston: Holidays in CedarTown

Nov 14, 2014

Baton Rouge: Highland Nights

Nov 14, 2014 to Nov 16, 2014

New Iberia: El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia

Norco: River Parishes Fall Festival

Nov 14, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014

West Monroe: Mistletoe and More Show

Nov 15, 2014 to Nov 16, 2014

Covington: Three Rivers Arts Festival

Nov 15, 2014

Eunice: Lakeview Park Beef Tongue Cook - Off

Houma: Terrebonne Livestock Association Rodeo

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