Louisiana Seafood News
Louisiana Seafood News

June 2015

These 9 Restaurants Are What Louisiana Cuisine Is All About

By Kezia Kamenetz at Only in Your State

From focused and perfected classics like meat pies and crawfish to the very best the top chefs in Louisiana have to offer, if you manage to eat at each of these restaurants, you’ll have had a true taste of our state.

1. Mosca’s, Avondale, LA

Classic Southern-Italian fare that has been serving Southern Louisiana families for over 60 years.

2. Galatoire’s, New Orleans, LA

Baked Alaska Competes in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off

We’ve got some exciting news for Oregon and the North Coast! Baked Alaska’s Chris Holen will be one of 18 chefs who will compete at the 11th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in Louisiana in August. Christopher Holen is the Executive Chef and Owner of Baked Alaska in Astoria. He grew up outside Anchorage, AK, graduated from The Scottsdale Culinary Institute, and opened Baked Alaska in Astoria in 2000. “I’m so proud to represent my home city of Astoria and the beautiful state of Oregon, competing against a group of America’s most talented chefs,” Holen said.

Chef Mandy Dixon to Compete in Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans

The Lt Governor of the state of Louisiana and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board announced that they are hosting the 11th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off on August 2nd in New Orleans. At the Cook-Off, eighteen chefs from around the country will compete for the highly coveted crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation. Read more.

Boustany's Bill to PROTECT Louisiana Seafood Passes House

By The Advertiser

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, R-South Louisiana,, supported passage of his bill, the PROTECT Act, which was included within H.R. 1907, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

Juneau Chef Represents Alaska in Cook-Off

JUNEAU, Alaska — Rookery Chef Beau Schooler has earned some high honors in 2015. On top of being nominated for a James Beard Award earlier this year, he's now been chosen to represent the state of Alaska in a national cooking competition.

The Great American Seafood Cook-Off will be held Aug. 8 in New Orleans. The Louisiana Seafood Marketing Board invites governors to appoint a professional chef to represent their states in an annual competition to highlight sustainable seafood from different U.S. regions.

The History and Culture of a Louisiana Backyard Boil

By Gail Monaghan at the Wall Street Journal

On a given spring or summer weekend, many Louisiana residents will head to the backyard and turn on the propane under a seafood-stuffed pot instead of firing up a grill. The seafood boil has moved beyond tradition to become part and parcel of our fair weather schedules.