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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cookbook Launch and Book Signing

Don't miss the first two opportunities to buy "The Pot and The Palette Cookbook" by George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) and the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF)!

New Cookbook features 100 recipes by Louisiana's greatest restaurants with artwork by Louisiana's most talented student artists.  

Limited quanitites of books will be on hand at both events and books are currently available for online pre-sale. All proceeds benefit GRFA and LRAEF programs.

Book Launch

Taste recipes from the cookbook and get your book signed by Chef Alon Shaya of Domenica, Chef Chris Montero from Cafe NOLA, a chef from Mr. B's and students artists Morgan Barranco, Megan Pierce and Haily Dupont featured in the book.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Book Signing

Get your book signed by Tommy Cvitanovich of Drago's, student artists Allison Strahan, Lauren Nassour and Haily Dupont featured in the book.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Additionally, win prizes in celebration of the release of our "The Pot & The Palette Cookbook" in our special RAFFLE!  Enter for your chance to win one of over twenty (20) prizes!  All proceeds from the raffle benefit the educational programs of George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA). Each chance is $10 and there is no maximum number of entries.

Grand Prize

George Rodrigue has opened up his personal archives to offer "Heat in the Kitchen" (above, a now SOLD OUT Blue Dog print not available in any gallery, 25x38 inches).  As a special treat, the print is signed by George Rodrigue, Emeril Lagasse and many other famous chefs featured in The Pot & The Palette Cookbook.  Learn more about the raffle.

(interior book pages featured below)

“Is there any state in the union more closely associated with good food than Louisiana?” says Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue. “From its abundant Gulf seafood to its Cajun and Creole traditions to its world-famous restaurants, residents of the Pelican State bring a lot to the table. The Pot and the Palette is a dual celebration of all that Louisiana has to offer: more than 100 recipes from the state’s finest chefs accompanied by illustrations of its culinary heritage by its most talented student artists.”

“In Louisiana, we believe in supporting each other,” says Emeril Lagasse. “George has supported the Emeril Lagasse Foundation for 10 years, and I am so proud of the many chefs and restaurateurs who have contributed recipes to make this book—which benefits both the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and the Louisiana Restaurant Association Educational Foundation—a true reflection of today’s Louisiana cuisine.”

According to Stan Harris, CEO of the Louisiana Restaurant Association, “the recipes in ‘The Pot & The Palette’ reflect the full bounty of the state, from Monroe to Metairie, Bossier City to Baton Rouge, Lake Charles to Lafayette, and of course, New Orleans.”

The book includes over 100 recipes from top LRA member chefs and restaurants, such as, Emeril’s New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp with Petite Rosemary Biscuits, Leah Chase’s Gumbo Z’Herbes, John Besh’s American Sector Chicken and Dumplings, Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Meatloaf, Commander’s Palace’s Commander’s Salad, Café B’s Crawfish Beignets, Susan Spicer’s Artichoke Dolmades, Blue Dog Café’s Cast-Iron Duck Breast with Fig and Root Beer Glaze, Ruffino’s Crawfish Mac & Cheese, Cotton’s Chicken Fried Rabbit Po’ Boy, Slap Ya Mamma’s Red Beans and Rice, Ruth’s Chris’ Sweet Potato Casserole, Galatoire’s Chicken Clemenceau and Donald Link’s Grilled Tuna and Olive Salad from Peche.

Louisiana’s culinary heritage is brought to life through more than 50 stunning artworks created by Louisiana junior and senior high school students as entries to the annual GRFA Visual Arts Competition, through which GRFA awarded $45,000 in college scholarships in 2013.

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