[StBernard] Cooking up an appetite with Galatoire's own Chef Brian Landry at the St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market Saturday, July 9

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Thu Jul 7 23:02:54 EDT 2011

Cooking up an appetite with Galatoire's own Chef Brian Landry at the St.
Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market Saturday, July 9

The St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market celebrated the Fourth of July
Holiday last weekend in true style with watermelon eating and seed spitting
contests, live music and plenty of children's activities. Congratulations to
our watermelon eating contest winner Hunter Bellande, who filled his little
stomach with over two pounds of juicy watermelon in 4 minutes, 26 seconds.
Congratulation is also in order for one of the Market's best volunteers,
Kerry Tamplain, who showed off his seed spitting skills by reaching a
distance of over 38 feet. Both winners were treated to gift certificates
donated by Riverbend Bistro - congrats to all who participated.

This Saturday, the Market at 409 Aycock Street in the heart of the Old Arabi
Historic District will be cooking up a storm with Galatoire's own Chef Brian
Landry. As Executive Chef of both Galatoire's Restaurant in the French
Quarter and Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge, Chef Landry oversees the
daily preservation and preparation of the restaurant's traditional
French-Creole dishes. In the summer of 2008, Landry's culinary skills earned
him the title, "King of Louisiana Seafood," by the Louisiana Seafood
Promotion & Marketing Board. He went on to represent Louisiana in the Great
American Seafood Cook-off, taking second place in the competition for his
Shrimp and Andouille Cassoulet. After the judges made their choices, voters
online sampled recipes and awarded Landry's dish with "The People's Choice
Recipe Winner." Chef Landry will be doing a special cooking demonstration
using Market fresh products this Saturday, July 9th from 8:30 to 10 a.m. You
do not want to miss this great opportunity to learn a few tips from one of
New Orleans' best chefs!

While you're here, kick back and listen to the cool soundings of a Market
favorite - Robin Barnes. If you haven't seen her perform at the Market, you
are definitely missing out. Feel the soul and get inspired by her sultry,
jazzy sound and the instrumental talent of her guitar player, Alex Pena,
from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the kids along and let them cool down in
the outdoor pop-up fountains at the Market.

Each Saturday, the St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market provides fresh food
and fresh ideas to help local residents improve their quality of life. The
market has an array of selections to choose from this weekend including
locally grown produce, fresh shrimp, delicious baked goods, jams and pickled
goods, fresh herbs, organic blueberries, homemade pralines, fresh bread, and
much more. Additionally, the Farmers Market features local artisans selling
their handmade original crafts.

The market will operate every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through
October, rain or shine. It will be geared toward local farmers and fishermen
so they can sell their products to the local community. However, spaces will
be available for local artisans who specialize in handmade arts and crafts.
Those who would like to sell flowers, bedding plants and seeds are welcomed.
Consumers or vendors interested in learning more about the market can email
Market Manager Ashley Proze at market at sbpg.net <mailto:market at sbpg.net> or
call (504) 355-4442. The market, at 409 Aycock Street, Arabi, La 70032, can
be accessed off of St. Claude Avenue by turning south at the signs that say
St. Bernard Visitor Center and Seafood and Farmers Market.


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