Monday, March 31, 2008

Happenings in the 'New' cities

Southern cuisine has always been considered a bit of a novelty above the Ohio River. Folks in New York City (can't you just hear the Pace picante commercial?) will get their chance to see a New Orleans powerhouse chef, Susan Spicer, next week.

On April 8, the South visits New York City. Meet Elizabeth Pearce, Southern Food and Beverage Museum senior curator, at the Astor from 6 to 8 p.m. Spicer, who owns and is the culinary vision for teh French Quarter fine dining restaurants Bayona and Herbsaint, will be on hand as well.

Speaking of New Orleans, on Saturday, April 19, the International Association of Culinary Professionals is holding "Gumbo Giveback" - a fundraiser for the Crescent City Farmer's Market in New Orleans. This event is open to the public. For more information visit IACP.