You may have noticed that there have been some changes around here lately. Most noticeably is the new look. Many thanks to Mr Little White Apron for all his hard work on that front. Another change will be that I’ll be doing more than just recipes. I’m going out into the world and experiencing new things. I’ll be doing some restaurant reviews, cookbook reviews and letting you know what I think about things in general.
If you’ve been reading LWA for a while, you already know that my BFF is Theresa from Outlander Kitchen. After five long years of very hard work and lots of red tape, Random House has published her cookbook, Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook. I couldn’t be more excited about this cookbook, and that has nothing to do with the fact that Little White Apron has a recipe in it. Yep! I contributed the recipe for the Peppery Oyster Stew (page 164). If you don’t already have the cookbook I suggest you get it ASAP! It’s full of delicious recipes and amazing photos! I give it 5 stars!
In addition to regular book signings across the country, Theresa will be teaching cooking classes at The Mast Farm Inn in Banner Elk, NC. And I’ll be joining her. We’ll be teaching 3 classes each, with Theresa teaching one menu and I’ll be teaching the other. Some of the great dishes we’ll be cooking up are Sweet-Tea Brined Fried Chicken, Brianna’s Bridies, Cream of Non-Toxic Mushroom Soup and Mrs. Bug’s Gingerbread and Crud, just to name a few. After our cooking classes we’ll be going to the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and attending a cocktail party with Graham McTavish, the actor who portrays Dougal MacKenzie on the STARZ Original series, Outlander.
Before we make the drive to North Carolina, Theresa will be spending a few days with me in South Louisiana. One of the many fun things we’ll be doing is having brunch at Canefield Tavern with local Outlander fans on Sunday, July 3. While Canefield Tavern hasn’t been around very long, it has developed quite the following, especially for brunch. Whether you like the classics like eggs benedict or have a more adventurous side, like the fried green tomato eggs benedict or fried oysters with bar-b-que sauce, everyone will find something they like at Canefield Tavern. Chef Jordan Degraf and Jamie Brown really know what they’re doing in the kitchen!
Many thanks to Baton Rouge Brunches and Jamie Brown at Canefield Tavern for hosting this once-in-a-lifetime event. Both Theresa and I are very much looking forward to it.