There are so many festivals over the next few weekends it's hard to choose where to go. LK&C culinary media director David Gallent will be representing us over at Roug et Blanc in Lake Charles next weekend, and you'll find me hanging out around the cooking demonstration stage or the VIP section of the beer garden at the Louisiana Seafood Festival.
This weekend, Gretna goes all out for the annual Gretna Heritage Festival; that's right across the river from me, so I enjoy the music even if I'm not at the festival. Over in bayou country there's a three-stage canoe race down the Bayou Teche, there's a pie festival in Lecompte, spice and music in Opelousas, and too many more to recite here. See a more comprehensive listing below, and even more events on our calendar. If you're bored this weekend, you have no one to blame but yourself.
Enter to Win! We are once again a sponsor of the cooking demonstration stage at the Louisiana Seafood Festival that kicks off October 10 and runs through the 12th. This year, we're giving a lucky winner and guest the opportunity to sit on stage while Chef Austin Kirzner of Redfish Grill conducts a cooking demonstration - even better, he'll feed you when he's done. Click here to enter to win; deadline for entries is October 6. Austin's demo is Friday night, October 10.
And finally, I've heard from readers all over the country about how much they're enjoying the current issue of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture. We went deep into Cajun country, covering several different aspects of the Cajun culture. According to the area locals, we nailed it! If you can't find a copy on a newsstand near you, give us a call at 504-208-9959 to order your own copy.
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
Our Kitchen & Culture, LLC
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