|Note: The holidays are approaching; it's not too early to renew your gift subscriptions.
Call us at 504-208-9959 and check that off your shopping list.
October 30, 2014
Emeril's Carnival du Vin celebrates 10 years next weekend; the event raises millions of dollars for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which "supports children's educational programs, life skills development initiatives, culinary training, and cultural enrichment."
On Friday, November 7, the 4th annual Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer portion of the weekend takes place at Champion's Square in New Orleans; it has by far outgrown the original location. Tickets are still available; $99 in advance, and limited tickets will be available at the gate for $125. Get your tickets now and support this worthy foundation.
My friends Karen Profita and Lisa Manda, of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, were in town yesterday and treated me to lunch at the Westin. We then drove over for a tour of the newly-opened Southern Food & Beverage museum, then stopped by Café Reconcile for an update on that excellent program — which is one of several programs supported by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.
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, President
P.S. Our Holiday issue mails this weekend. Still time to get your copy, Click to subscribe to Louisiana Kitchen & Culture in print.You'll love the magazine, exclusive recipes and articles with plenty of photos of food, people and places.
Our Holiday issue (not shown) mails this weekend. Still time to get your copy, Click to Subscribe
Tip of the Week:
Miss last week's recipes?
• Gulf Shrimp Scampi (most popular last week)
Spicy Fried Catfish Puffs
From Chef John Folse's cookbook Hooks, Lies & Alibis, this recipe combines some of our favorite ingredients: catfish, rice, and the Trinity. Beaten egg whites add the puff; try these. You may have a new family favorite. Note: the pirogue pictured on the front cover of the cookbook will be installed in the bar in his new restaurant, Seafood R'evolution, slated to open in mid-November in Jackson, MS.
From LK&C charter subscriber Tommy Centola's cookbook You Can't Keep New Orleans Out of the Cook, this recipe included shrimp, crab, and ham. The weather is going to be cooler this weekend; perfect for a crisp evening meal. (See event calendar below; the mirliton festival is in New Orleans this weekend.)
Creole String Beans with Potatoes and Ham
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.
This newsletter is read by thousands of people every Thursday. For advertising information, email Susan
Click and you'll instantly become a fan. It's free, easy, and you'll get more of what we do best: recipes, news, comments and friendship. Just a click and you'll help spread the word about the magazine.
Oct 31, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014
New Orleans: Voodoo Music Experience
Opelousas: Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar and Festival
Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014
Abbeville: Giant Omelette Celebration
Nov 1, 2014
Baton Rouge: Louisiana Book Festival
Lockport: Savor the Flavor
New Iberia: The Great Chili Challenge
New Orleans: Mirliton Festival
Plaquemine: Plaquemine Fall Festival
Nov 2, 2014
Metairie: Pet Fest
New Orleans: 2014 New Orleans Kidney Walk
Westwego: Tour de Jefferson Bike Ride
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
Nov 7, 2014 to Nov 9, 2014
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
View entire event list here (search by name, city)
Louisiana Recipes Newsletter Archive (search past newsletters)
Published in Louisiana by Louisianians
2013 Copyright Our Kitchen & Culture, LLC. All Rights Reserved