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More from Southern Gourmets

More from Southern Gourmets

Len White’s Israeli Couscous stuffing Len cooks like I do…without recipes and measurements. He did not have a specific recipe for his boned chicken leg and thighs stuffed with a fruity and fragrant Israeli couscous. So, I found this recipe that is probably as close as we will get to..
Chocolate-Cream Cheese Mousse

Chocolate-Cream Cheese Mousse

From “Recipe Girl” as interpreted by Cal Zenor, The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets This is a decadent, very rich dessert. It’s delicious, but should be served in small portions. I would even suggest serving it in after-dinner drink glasses with small spoons. INGREDIENTS: Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 2..
Herbsaint Infused Oyster Stew with Smoked Bacon

Herbsaint Infused Oyster Stew with Smoked Bacon

From Donald Link, “Real Cajun” Ingredients: 1 pint shucked oysters 3 ounces thick sliced smoked bacon, cut into ¼ inch cubes 4 tablespoons butter 1 small onion chopped 1 bunch scallions 2 celery stalks cut into ¼ inch cubes 1 small potato diced 1 cup chopped fennel bulb 2 garlic..
The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets

The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets

ONE OF THE FIRST cookbooks that my mom acquired was River Road Recipes published by the Junior League of Baton Rouge in 1959. Over 1.3 million copies of this recipe collection have been sold. I cannot imagine a Louisiana kitchen without a copy of this textbook of Creole cuisine. I..
June 2015—Reid Falconer

June 2015—Reid Falconer

A True Renaissance Man DURING THE RENAISSANCE, falconry was the most popular sport in the land. Knowing the critical role that those in charge of training the birds of prey—the falconers—played in society, it is entirely fitting that Mandeville businessman Reid Falconer bears the same surname. Reid is a true..
A Summer Sanctuary

A Summer Sanctuary

MY MEMORIES of summer on the Northshore are filled with endless pool days, snowballs dripping from my chin, sudden afternoon thunderstorms followed by slightly cooler, misty evenings and barbecues with family and friends. Matt and Mimi Voelkel’s lush, outdoor living space brings all of these summer memories to mind. Comfortable,..
Take Steps Now

Take Steps Now

  We are now in summer here in South Louisiana, and on the heels of the kickoff of summer, we also kick off hurricane season. As we do every year, your Parish Government has storm protocols in place. We prepare year- round in order to be ready when and if..