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October 16, 2014        

Emeril Lagasse and his team are hosting the first of several ment'or Young Chef Competitions at Emeril's in New Orleans this coming Sunday, October 19. Other competitions will take place later this year in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. VIP tickets to the Sunday event are $75 and include a canape and wine reception starting at 11:00; general admission is $50 at noon. Awards will be presented at 2:30; you will find me there! Tickets are available online. 

Make plans to head to Memphis in early November; Louisiana Northshore chef Jeffrey Hansell, who owns the new Oxlot 9 restaurant in Covington, is participating in the Best of the Mid-South Friends of James Beard benefit dinner to be held November 8 at the renowned Peabody Hotel. Tickents and more information can be obtained by calling 901-529-4183.

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Susan Ford, President

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gulf shrimp and grits

Gulf Shrimp and Grits

From Chef Justin Devillier, this is one of those recipes that's delicious for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and various snack times in between. Bonus- the grits recipe is good all by itself and one you'll add to your repertoire once you make it.

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Catfish Parmesan

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are slowly poached to juicy perfection and removed from the pot; the poaching liquid is then brought to a boil and hand cut dumplings quickly cooked in the broth. The chicken is added back it, and that's it! Sprinkle with a little chopped green onion or parsley.

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

If you don't have access to light, airy French bread, you may need to adjust the amount of bread you use -- enough to soak up the sauce and still be soggy. French bread will take a lot less liquid than a denser bread will because it's mostly air.

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Oct 16, 2014

Alexandria: United Way Wild Game Cookoff

Oct 16, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

Crowley: International Rice Festival

Oct 17, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

Boyce: Cenla Fat Tire Festival

Cheneyville: Cheneyville Founder's Day Festival

Laplace: St John Parish Andouille Festival

Metairie: Cochon de lait & Festival at St. Edward Parish

New Orleans: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

New Roads: Harvest Festival On False River

Plaquemine: International Acadian Festival

Thibodaux: Louisiana Gumbo Festival

Violet: The Violet Oyster Festival

Oct 17, 2014

Houma: Bayou Dularge Knights of Columbus Cajun Fair

Oct 18, 2014

Loreauville: Tailgating Cookoff

New Iberia: New Iberia Downtown Art Walk

Ponchatoula: Ponchatoula's Party in the Pits BBQ

Oct 18, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

Chauvin: Chauvin Culture and Heritage Festival

Kaplan: October Fete

Loranger: Old Farmers Day & Horse Pulling Contest

Oct 19, 2014

French Settlement: French Settlement Creole Festival

Lafayette: Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade

Oct 23, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

LaRose: French Food Festival

Oct 24, 2014 to Oct 25, 2014

Lafayette: South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cook-off

Oct 25, 2014

Grand Coteau: Sweet Dough Pie Festival

Houma: Rougarou Fest

Lafayette: Boudin Cook-off

Oct 25, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

Vacherie: Oak Alley Plantation Fall Arts & Crafts Festival

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