After Hurricane Katrina destroyed uncounted family treasures, the Times-Picayune food pages helped hundreds of readers reclaim some of their deeply cherished culinary heritage.
"Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes for Recovery from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans" features 250 recipes from home cooks and chefs, and tells the stories of those who lost these recipes and those who so generously shared them. The book was edited by Marcelle Bienvenu, author of the popular "Cooking Creole" column and one of our favorite books,"Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux?," and Judy Walker, food editor of the Times-Picayune. Marcelle and Judy join us at market this Saturday to sign their fabulous new book, visit with shoppers and dole out expert cooking advice - just in time for all that holiday entertaining; 9:30-11:30am.
Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.