Thursday, July 19, 2012   

Welcome to Louisiana Kitchen

Susan Ford


We spent last weekend in Jyl's kitchen cooking and styling for the September/October issue of Louisiana Kitchen. It's a tremendous amount of work, and I'm sick of food by the time we're done, but it's a creative outlet and a lot of fun. Out takes from the weekend are here; see how many pets you can spot. (Jyl and I got soaked in a rainstorm while out picking up glassware from our friend Poppy Tooker's house; pardon my bedraggled appearance.)


Subscribers are reporting in from all over the country on the arrival of their July/August issue; Candace from Shreveport tells us that she was pleasantly surprised to find that it reads even better than the premiere. She said she'd doubted that we'd be able top that first issue, but that we'd hit another home run. If you're not a subscriber, you can ​launch a sneak preview of it here. It's hitting newsstands this week, or you can order a single copy directly from us.


Speaking of our friend Poppy Tooker, her Louisiana Eats radio show has proven so popular it's moving to a one-hour format beginning Wednesday, July 25. It will air at 1:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. on New Orleans' WWNO, and at 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays on WRFK in Baton Rouge. Or, you can listen online via the WWNO website. You're guaranteed to learn something.


From Baton Rouge: our friend Chef Jimmy "Who-dat" Le will be doing a cooking demonstration at the Baton Rouge Farmers Market Saturday morning. He tells me he's going to be doing interesting things with cucumbers, one of my favorite summer vegetables. I'm cooking for the final shoot for the next issue, or you'd see me there. Stop by and tell Jimmy I said hello.

We do what is called "supplemental mailings" every few weeks to new subscribers, so you can still order a subscription via our website and get the July/August issue. We are running low on the premiere issue, so you'll have to call to check availability if you want to collect every issue: 504-208-9959.

 Enjoy this week's recipes, and as always, let us know what's on your mind.



Susan Ford, President
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  Folse and Tramonto's Shrimp with Chorizo-Hominy Stew  
Shrimp and Chorizo Hominy Stew

Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto created this beautiful, flavorful dish exclusively for the premiere issue of Louisiana Kitchen. In keeping with the chefs' commitment to honoring the seven nations that together created Louisiana's culinary culture, this stew celebrates the contributions of "Los Isleños," the Spanish descendants who settled St. Bernard Parish after Spain took ownership of the region from France in 1762.

Don't let the long ingredient list intimidate you; once you get your prep work done, the dish comes together quickly.

Shrimp and Chorizo-Hominy Stew

  Crawfish Macque Choux with Fried Eggplant  
crawfish macque choux


This recipe appeared in the Premiere issue of Louisiana Kitchen. As tasty as it is beautiful, we selected it as the "Beauty Shot" for the table of contents. This is a traditional Macque Choux recipe, and as such you can easily substitute shrimp, crab meat, or chicken for the crawfish tails, (adjust cooking time accordingly) or leave meat out altogether for a tasty vegetarian side dish.

​Here we served it over pan-fried eggplant, but feel free to serve over pasta, rice, or add some extra cream and stock and serve it in a soup bowl with crusty French bread for soaking up the sauce.


  Mississippi Mud Pie  
Mississippi Mud Pie

Chef Cory Bahr toured us through Restaurant Cotton when we were in Monroe earlier this year, and plied us with great food. We finished off the evening with his favorite desserts, a Mississippi Mud Pie. He gave us the recipe to use in the premiere issue of Louisiana Kitchen, and you'll want to recreate it at home. You can make the bulk of the pie the night before (or the morning of) a dinner party; to finish it off you'll spend about 10 minutes making a meringue for topping the pie. Easy to make, spectacular to look at, and delicious.

Mississippi Mud Pie

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