Acadiana’s Festival International just dropped their 2019 music lineup and as was expected it’s a good one. Remember how laid back and low key Jazzfest was in the 80s? That’s the current state of affairs in downtown Lafayette when Festival rolls through.
It’s a trip. Oh, and it’s one of the best festivals in the state for eating. Dozens of the best Cajun cooks in the region gather to vend a murderer’s row of old school hot pots filled with gumbos, jambalayas, etouffes, and courtbouillons.
Alligator is one of the chief proteins.
24 different countries are on offer for the 33rd year of Festival with Sudan’s Alsarah and the Nubatones being the first band from their country to perform at the giant party.
Cha Wa and Tank and the Bangazs represent New Orleans.
I saw Haiti’s Boukman Eksperyans play here at Armstrong Park yesterday and they’ll be flying back to Louisiana for Festival.
We just caught wind of a workshop out in Chauvin, Louisiana where you can learn how to make gumbo in the Houma Indian style.
This is intriguing as gumbo is one of our main points of interest in Louisiana cuisine and we have never heard of this particular technique.
We are out of town during this workshop. If you go please send us a field report with photographs.
April 7th 2019
10 am to 4 pm – festival hours. Time of gumbo demonstration TBD.
Chauvin Sculpture Garden, 5337 Bayouside Drive, Chauvin, Louisiana.
It was a busy year for the Scrumptious crew more
Don Groth, resident coordinator of the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station announced that the meetings will focus on rice varietals, pest control, new technology, and land preparation.
Mr Groth has some serious bonafides after earning his bachelor’s degree in botany from Eastern Illinois University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Iowa State University.
Groth has worked at the rice station for 36 years.
January 9th 2019: Ville Platte Civic Center, registration at 7:30am followed by the event at 8am
January 9th 2019: The Rice Council, and LA Rice Growers Association joint meeting at The Grand Marais in Jennings. 4pm trade show with meeting to follow.
January 10th 2019: Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau, Abbeville. Registration at 8:30am, event at 9am.
We only eat Louisiana rice at the Scrumptious house in New Orleans 9th Ward, and we’ll be traveling home to Austin with 20lbs of the best our state has to offer for our big gumbo pop up on January 20th at Tamale House East.
Come on out and get a big bowl of genuine Louisiana gumbo and help us celebrate the Scrumptious Chef website’s 9th anniversary.
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