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Folklife Demonstrations, Lectures featured at 41st Annual French Food Festival Helps to Promote, Preserve Local Culture, Customs and Traditions

Folklife Demonstrations, Lectures featured at 41st Annual French Food Festival Helps to Promote, Preserve Local Culture, Customs and Traditions

On Saturday, October 25th during the 41st Annual French Food Festival, several folklife lectures and demonstrations promoting Louisiana life, traditions and culture will be featured near the festival’s new, premier Midway Stage under a tent with ample seating located beginning at Noon and running throughout the day, with different lecturers and demonstrations changed hourly through 4 p.m.

• On Land With Water…Tracking Change in a Coastal Community is a new multi-media traveling exhibit and is on loan from the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio. This interactive exhibit, which was a multi-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, brings together maps, timelines, photos and audio in an effort to tell the story of the Bayou Lafourche community, an area dependant on and imperiled by water and a disappearing coast using time-lapse photography, audio recordings of local residents, books and photos.

• On Land With Water…Tracking Change in a Coastal Community will be on display in the Bouvier Foyer at the Larose Civic Center on Saturday, October 25th – Noon – 6 p.m.

• We Are What We Remember…More Stories of Larose and its People, Volume II will be presented by the Knights of Columbus Council 8898 beginning – 1 p.m.
To learn more about the book or the presentation, please contact John Guidry at (985) 258-9916.

• Local authors Addie King Martin and Husband Jeremy Martin will be discussing their new book, Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition which features, stories and recipes found throughout our indigenous Cajun cuisine which is a cultural blend three centuries in the making. Sample some of Addie and Jeremy’s culinary creations as samples will be provided and books will be available for purchase – 2 p.m.

To learn more about Addie and Jeremy and their new book, Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition please visit Addie Martin’s blog Culicurious at http://www.culicurious.com

• Frying the Fat: Graton Making with the Trosclair Family – Join multiple generations of the Trosclair clan as they teach, prepare and fry pig skins producing gratons using the same methods our Cajun ancestors have been doing for hundreds of years – 3 p.m.

• Spirits in the Cane Field is both a lecture and sampling session presented by the Donner-Peltier Distillery located in Thibodaux. Using locally grown sugar cane and rice DPD produces amazing local spirits ranging from the LA 1 Louisiana Whiskey to Rougaroux Rum and Oryza Vodka – 4 p.m.