Gary Nabhan Releases "Endangered Foods of the Gulf South" Thurs., July 15

For the past five years, Dr. Gary Nabhan, perhaps best known for his book Renewing America’s Food Traditions, has documented endangered foods of the U.S. in collaboration with Slow Food USA, Chefs Collaborative, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and other likeminded nonprofits. Thursday, July 15, we're celebrating the release of his “Endangered Foods of the Gulf South,” a collection of essays including ones from Chris Gerica, daughter of CCFM seafood vendors Pete & Clara Gerica,'s Richard McCarthy, CCFM Cookbook author Poppy Tooker and Adopt-a-Mirliton man Dr. Lance Hill.

Rushed to publication as a result of the Gulf oil disaster, “Endangered Foods of the Gulf South” also offers scientific documentation regarding Louisiana’s imperiled food culture.
What:  A Louisiana Eat In to demonstrate to the nation that Louisiana seafood is still available, safe and delicious in conjunction with the publication of Gary Nabhan's"Endangered Foods of the Gulf South."  Many of the authors will be on hand to sign copies of the publication.

Chef Chris Lusk of Café Adelaide, Louisiana’s 2010 Seafood King, Chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon and Chefs Collaborative board member; and Jay Nix of Parkway Bakery will serve delicious dishes made with Louisiana seafood free of charge.

Thomas Mann will debut his new line of seafood jewelry, designed to both bring attention to the oil spill situation and to benefit local nonprofits who are working to help the ongoing situation.

Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine will distribute copies of seafood centric issues.

Ewell Smith of Louisiana Seafood & Promotion Board  will be available to discuss the current state of Louisiana Seafood

When:  Thursday, July 15th, 2010 from 4- 6 PM

Where: Crescent City Farmers Market Mid-City, 3700 Orleans Avenue (at Bayou St. John)

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