Meet Chef John Besh this Saturday, December 5 at the market. Chef Besh, a long-time market supporter, will sign his brand new cookbook "My New Orleans" and offer free samples of one of the 200 delicious dishes featured in it from 10am-12noon.
Chef Besh's first cookbook, "My New Orleans," is a celebration of the food he loved as a boy growing up on the bayous of Louisiana and later refined during his years studying around the world. It is a unique culinary tour of the flavors and ingredients found in New Orleans and Louisiana celebrated through festivals, feast days, and holidays. The 200 recipes preserve New Orleans' traditions and ingredients and include classics such as Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya and Shrimp and Grits to chef Besh's more contemporary dishes.
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.