Round up the kids & pack 'em into the car: it's time for a road trip to the French Food Festival in Larose, LA. Here's the fest website: http://mobiletel2.mobiletel.com/~bayo... for schedules & directions.
I'll be cooking seafood gumbo all weekend for a good cause, and it looks like the weather will be nice on Sat/Sun. Alligator sauce piquante, crawfish etouffee, shrimp jambalaya, oyster soup, meat & crawfish pies, red beans & rice, a complete boucherie featuring grillades, routee (pork stew), gratons, boudin, sweets incl. tarte a la bouillie, beignets, pralines, and much more...while at the fest, you can also view the Smithsonian Inst.'s traveling exhibit "Main Ingredients" on American food & culture.