That’s right everyone, October 11th is Southern Food Heritage Day! Initiated by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, the day is set aside to celebrate the best that Southern food and beverages have to offer. So break out the smoker and the cast iron pans and raise a glass to those great delicacies of the South.
This year, we’re marking the occasion by featuring a book by our New Orleans friend and sometimes contributor, Addie K. Martin of Culicurious fame. She and her husband, Jeremy, have recently published “SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA FOOD: A SEASONED TRADITION” with The History Press. One lucky winner might even get one in the give away that they are running!
Focusing on Southeast Louisiana, “Southeast Louisiana Food” covers the area from Vermilion Bay eastward to the Gulf and the Mississippi River southward to the Gulf (not including New Orleans, which has its own distinct characteristics). Addie is from Golden Meadow, so she’s writing from years of experience. The book is divided into two main sections: first deals with the historical foodways and traditions and people (heavy emphasis placed on the Cajun contribution) and the second part covers the current food trends and looks toward the future of the region. While not strictly a cookbook, the work does include ten classic Cajun recipes from Addie’s mother’s side of the family and would be a great addition to any southern food enthusiasts bookshelf.
If you’d like a copy for yourself, head over to the authors’ site: http://culturecurious.net/sela-food-book/