Marcelle Bienvenu ‘Cooks Up A Storm’ At Central Market Cooking School

July 21, 2010

Cookbook author and columnist Marcelle Bienvenu will be cooking traditional New Orleans seafood dishes On Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer.

Bienvenu’s idea for her new cookbook, Cooking up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans, was inspired by Hurricane Katrina and the recipes lost during the disaster.

Bienvenu is the author of “Who’s Your Mama, Are You Catholic and Can You Make a Roux?” and co-author of four cookbooks with Emeril Lagasse.

In her new cookbook, Bienvenu compiled 250 authentic recipes along with the stories about how they came to be and who created them.

Bienvenu grew up in southern Louisiana and had worked with working with Ella Brennan and Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse at Commander’s Palace.

She’ll discuss her experiences in New Orleans and will demonstrate how to cook these dishes:

• Roosevelt Hotel Shrimp Remoulade

• Masson’s Oyster & Artichoke Soup

• My Mama’s Crab Chops with Tartar Sauce served with Café Degas’ Stuffed Red Peppers & Toasted French Garlic Bread

• Chocolate Pot de Crème

The class costs $65. To register, click here.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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