December 17, 2015  

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As I mentioned last week, I judged the Gumbo/Bread Pudding/Potato Salad competition at the Festival of the Bonfires in St. James Parish. Unique to that parish is Red Bean Gumbo, which I'd never heard of until, earlier this year, we started researching for a story on the Christmas Eve bonfires that are built along the banks of the Mississippi river. If you have a copy of the holiday edition of LK&C there's a recipe for it; it's astonishingly good. There were more than 20 entries in the Red Bean category at the festival, so now I've tasted the best of the best and will definitely add it to my winter rotation. Red Bean Gumbo. Who knew? 

You'll get an abbreviated version of the newsletter next week; I'm leaving Tuesday for Los Angeles, where it's supposed to be significantly colder than it is here in New Orleans. Maybe I'll actually get to wear that beautiful red sweater I bought a month ago for this holiday season...

Enjoy this week's recipes, share them with family and friends, and, as always, let me know what's on your mind. Also, keep in mind that food banks struggle this time of year; consider making a donation if at all possible. 

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Cream of Oyster Soup

Oyster Soup

This recipe appeared in the very first issue of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture; it's an old recipe, and like many old recipes, it's very simple. The delicate flavor of the oysters shines through; a great choice for a holiday dinner party.

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Italian Butterball Cookies

Italian Butterball Cookies

This recipe is from my Italian mother-in-law; they show up in many cultures, and are welcome over the holidays. As with beignets, be prepared for a shower of confectioners' sugar while eating them

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Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

I'm a sucker for any cookbook with "Comfort Food" in the title,so there was no question of passing up the new Comfort Food by Rick Rodgers for Williams-Sonoma at CostCo the other day. This recipe caught my eye immediately, as a great idea for holiday parties.

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