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Louisiana Cookn’
EDITOR Caitlin Watzke SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Meg Lundberg CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kirk Estopinal, John D. Folse, Lorin Gaudin CREATIVE DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY Mac Jamieson SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER John O’Hagan PHOTOGRAPHERS Jim Bathie,
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Modern Manhattan
IN THE LATER PART OF THE 2000s, around 2008 or 2009, I was working on a cocktail book called Rogue Cocktails. We put it out the second year Cure was open. It was an independently published book of drinks that offered different takes on things. A lot
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Editor’s Letter
EACH YEAR, we look forward to introducing our new class of Chefs to Watch in this issue. When making our selections, we look for individuals who respect Louisiana’s traditions while drawing from their own backgrounds and pushing the culinary envelope
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Index & Resources
Appetizers Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Creole Mustard Dip, 65 Charbroiled Oysters in Garlic Butter Sauce, 65 All’s Fair, 93 Black Pepper Drop Biscuits, 81 Red-Eye Gravy Eggs Benedict with Black Pepper Drop Biscuits, 81 Bananas Foster Banana Bread, 53 B
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New & Irresistible
The Commissary, which opened in April, was designed as a commercial kitchen to streamline operations for the Dickie Brennan & Co. family of restaurants; a market to sell direct-to-guest steaks, seafood, and prepared refrigerated items like Turtle Sou
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Flavor of Fall
THE ARRIVAL OF FALL in Louisiana means that locally grown sweet potatoes are readily available at grocery stores and farmers’ markets throughout the state. In addition to being a popular alternative to regular spuds, sweet potatoes are loaded with nu
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Sweet Satsumas
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TIMES OF YEAR for Louisiana produce is satsuma season, which typically starts in October and peaks in December. Much of the citrus grown in Louisiana comes from southeast of New Orleans, in Plaquemines Parish. Satsumas are easy to
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Wild Game Cooking
WHAT OTHERS USE AS BAIT or try to exterminate, Louisianans use as the main ingredient in bayou delicacies. Crawfish, opossum, raccoon, nutria, alligator, and tree perch (that’s squirrel for the uninitiated) are just a few examples of our exotic cuisi
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Challah
LET’S BREAK BREAD. A portion, a challah. Golden, braided loaves of airy, egg-rich, honey-sweetened challah bread are beloved by many, though the bread’s origins are deeply connected to the Jewish community. The word challah comes from the tradition t
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Mama’s Home Cooking
“EVERYTHING I COOK, I COOK IT WITH LOVE. I’m not going to do it any other way,” says Reta Nell Durgan, chef and owner of Mama Reta’s Kitchen in downtown Lake Charles. At her restaurant, Reta serves a simple menu of soul food and Southern home cooking
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Louisiana Cookin’ Chefs to Watch
For the past 19 years, Louisiana Cookin’ has identified up-and-coming chefs around the Bayou State as Chefs to Watch. These chefs are passionate individuals with a dedication to their craft and a talent that enriches Louisiana’s ever-evolving culinar
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New Ways with Banana’s Foster
New Orleans is the birthplace of many of our favorite dishes, but perhaps none so sweet as bananas Foster. The dish was invented at Brennan’s Restaurant in 1951, when Owen Brennan tasked his sister Ella and Chef Paul Blangé with creating a new desser
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Fall On The Bayou
MAKES 24 (photo on page 61) Inspired by a New Orleans favorite, these oysters are doused with a garlic butter sauce. Adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese before cooking would make this appetizer even more decadent! ¼ cup unsalted butter, cubed4 clove
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Louisiana’s Best: Smokin’ Hot
There’s no doubt about it: barbecue is a big deal in the South. From Texas and North Carolina to Memphis and St. Louis, there are a variety of regional barbecue styles that highlight different meat cuts, cooking methods, and sauces. Unlike other stat
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Cajun Custard
BELOVED THROUGHOUT CAJUN COUNTRY, tarte à la bouille can best be described as a sweet custard pie. French for “burnt milk tart,” this sweet treat is made up of a thick crust resembling sugar cookie dough and a silky custard filling made from everyday
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Speedy Supper
AS OUR SCHEDULES start to pick back up in the busy fall months, having a simple dinner in the rotation helps keep things stress-free. One of our favorite kitchen tools for easy weeknight cooking is the baking sheet. Every part of your dinner, from th
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Big Easy Brew
COFFEE IS SYNONYMOUS with the city of New Orleans. From Café du Monde’s famous café au lait to the fiery spectacle that is Antoine’s Café Brulot Diabolique, coffee is ingrained into many of the city’s culinary traditions. One of the Crescent City’s l
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Mosquito Supper Club
“I GREW UP not even knowing the word Cajun yet living a ‘Cajun’ life,” Melissa Martin writes in her cookbook, Mosquito Supper Club (Artisan Books, 2020). Melissa opened her New Orleans restaurant of the same name to share the stories behind the food
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Just Peachy
ONE OF THE BEST summertime experiences is biting into a perfectly ripe, juicy peach. It’s the height of peach season in Louisiana, when our local farmers’ markets and grocery stores are brimming with these gems of summer. After savoring our first pea
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Lac Des Allemands Catfish: There’s No Taste Like Home
EVERY SUNDAY AFTER MASS at St. James Catholic Church, Daddy would pile all eight of us in his Chevrolet coupe and we’d make our way down River Road to Vacherie Lane. Waiting for us with open arms were Mamere and Papere Folse. Only grandparents could
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Crescent City Jewel
NESTLED IN A HISTORIC CREOLE COTTAGE on the edge of the French Quarter is Jewel of the South, a multilevel dining and drinking destination with something for everyone. With a brand-new full-service restaurant located upstairs, a courtyard for enjoyin
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Louisiana Cool
SUMMER SIZZLES in south Louisiana, and it’s also very cool. There are a few gastronomic icons enjoyed year-round that are especially nice when the temperature soars, and their origin stories are equally—dare we say it?—cool. Summer without lemon iceb
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Summer Harvest
Summer is a great time of year for cooking with fresh veggies. Farmers’ markets and home gardens are overflowing with vibrant produce. Two stars of Louisiana’s summer harvest are tomatoes and peppers, and we’ve come up with a few satisfying ways to m
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Simply Delicious
MAKES 4 SERVINGS For this recipe, shrimp are marinated in a New Orleans-style barbecue sauce before being grilled. 4 dried bay leaves3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce2 teaspoons kosher sal
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High Spirits
RUM WAS PRACTICALLY MADE for summer cocktails. Its sweet flavor goes perfectly in our favorite warm-weather sippers and frozen beverages, and it pairs especially well with tropical fruit like pineapple and lime. The craft rum boom Louisiana has exper
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Summer Backyard Barbecue
Nothing says summer quite like a backyard barbecue. Grab your tongs, light up the grill, and get cooking with these spins on a few of our favorite warm-weather mains and sides. Whether you try our root beer-glazed ribs, Muffuletta Pasta Salad, or Bak
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New Ways with Catfish
Louisiana waters are blessed with an abundance of fresh seafood, including a Southern favorite, the humble catfish. Throughout the year, catfish can be caught in ponds, streams, lakes, and rivers from north to south Louisiana. Many seafood restaurant
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Skillet Supper
DURING THE HOT MONTHS of summer, we are always reaching for recipes that come together with little cook time. Stir-fries are a terrific option because they typically need only a few basic ingredients and don’t require you to stand over the stove for
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Dressing It Up
THE SENSATION SALAD holds a special place in the hearts of those who live in Baton Rouge. Popularized by the now-closed Government Street restaurant Bob and Jake’s, this simple salad is served with a zesty dressing made with oil, lemon juice, garlic,
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Dreamy Pie
WHEN IT COMES TO PIES, we are big fans of the chocolate cream variety. Flaky piecrust filled with chilled chocolate pudding and topped with whipped cream? It doesn’t get much better than that. This pie starts with an easy homemade piecrust and is fin
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