Hey Young Chefs!
Yesterday, I was a part of the French Market Cookbook Fair. It was sponsored by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the French Market Corporation. There were lots of great chefs cooking and signing books. I got to meet Susan Spicer of the famed Bayona restaurant.
I also saw Chef Leah Chase, who is considered the queen of Creole cooking. I was so excited because Ms. Leah bought two of my cookbooks! How cool is that?!
I also met Mr. Arthur Humphrey, who is the owner of World Famous New Orleans Café and Spice Emporium. He bottles his own spices and sauces, and said that he will help me get my spices bottled too! That is amazing!
At 4 o’clock, I had a cooking demonstration. I cooked garlic cumin potatoes all the way from scratch. Usually, we prepare the potatoes before hand, parboiling them. But my mom, Dianne de Las Casas, and I had to sign books so early that we couldn’t keep the potatoes in the heat. I had such a good time cooking and telling my family stories.
I had a nice crowd and it was so much fun. One woman told me that I was the best chef she saw on stage that day. Wow!
Thank you to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the French Market for inviting me, and to Lisa Jones from A Tisket A Tasket Books & Gift Baskets for handling all the book sales.
It was a great day! Cool Kids Cook and Get Creative in the Kitchen!
Bon Appetit, Kid Chef Eliana