Last week we hopped on a plane from New Orleans to Austin, Texas with backpacks loaded down with Double D sausage out of Bogalusa, Louisiana. Continue Reading
It was all fueled by tacos and gumbo. Continue Reading
Once out in Acadiana we procured a suitcase load of smoked sausage-the kind made by old masters who have been plying their charcuterie trade since the 1920s.
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We spent a few hours driving around the German Coast of Louisiana gathering up andouille sausage for the big Scrumptious Chef 8th anniversary party at Tamale House East in Austin next week.
La Cote des Allemands area of St John The Baptist Parish is the most famous sausage producing region in the entire United States, and if you want to make superior gumbo then you must travel here to procure your charcuterie.
Nelson Jacob was the first man to sell andouille commercially in the United States. We’re proud to use his sausage in our gumbo.
Eight long years.
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Now it’s time to eat. Continue Reading
Saturday March 25, 2017 Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam is popping up at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in Central City New Orleans.
The event is called Jolof to Jambalaya.
For the uninitiated, jolof or jollof as it’s often known, is an ancient African dish similar to jambalaya. I took an African cooking class from Toni Tipton Martin when I lived in Austin and jollof was one of the dishes that the class cooked under Martin’s tutelage.
I make it at the house fairly often as for a dollar you can have a vessel filled with enough joloff to last half the week.
5 courses are to be served at the event.
We’ve spent the last few months studying the tome, making multiple recipes runs in our test kitchen and trying to figure out the best way to approach this ancient foodway.
Now it’s time to execute. Continue Reading
The Scrumptious Chef cooking crew is teaming up with Saint Arnold Brewing to produce our 20th restaurant pop up: The Creole Foods of New Orleans on Saturday February 27th 2016 at Tamale House East, 1707 E.6th St. Austin, Texas 78702.Continue Reading