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Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets

Enter the modern enterprising man or men: The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets. Founded five years ago by Cajun gourmand and raconteur, Chris Dautreuil, this group of 40-plus men share a love of camaraderie, good food, cooking and a taste...

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Len White’s Israeli Couscous stuffing Len cooks like I do…without recipes and measurements. He did not have a specific recipe for his boned chicken leg and thighs stuffed with a fruity and fragrant Israeli couscous. So, I found this recipe...

Chocolate-Cream Cheese Mousse

From “Recipe Girl” as interpreted by Cal Zenor, The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets This is a decadent, very rich dessert. It’s delicious, but should be served in small portions. I would even suggest serving it in after-dinner drink glasses with...

Herbsaint Infused Oyster Stew with Smoked Bacon

From Donald Link, “Real Cajun” Ingredients: 1 pint shucked oysters 3 ounces thick sliced smoked bacon, cut into ¼ inch cubes 4 tablespoons butter 1 small onion chopped 1 bunch scallions 2 celery stalks cut into ¼ inch cubes 1...
The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets

The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets

ONE OF THE FIRST cookbooks that my mom acquired was River Road Recipes published by the Junior League of Baton Rouge in 1959. Over 1.3 million copies of this recipe collection have been sold. I cannot imagine a Louisiana kitchen...

Grill Fever

The temperature is rising so think cooking outdoors. As a prelude to the Sophisticated Woman July publication and the Foodies and Friends article on grilling, I thought it was time to ask our readers for their favorite summer recipes as...

Color Your Garden Now

AS THE BEAUTIFUL COLORS of spring turn into summer green, wouldn’t it be nice to peek out at the garden and see a burst of color? A special tuber can do that for your garden. Nope, not a potato! This...

Sophisticated Social – Friend’s Coastal Restaurant

Friend’s Coastal Restaurant reopened with fanfare on April 24, following an $8 million reconstruction of the venerable restaurant along the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville. Owner Ryan Richard, Operations Manager Jennifer Adams and Executive Chef Matthew Standefer greeted hundreds of partygoers...
Mary Miles’ Shrimp Scampi

Mary Miles’ Shrimp Scampi

For Mother’s Day, I requested that readers send favorite recipes passed down from their mothers and grandmothers. Carol Miles generously shared this favorite recipe from her mom, Mary Miles. Sure to be a crowd pleaser! Ingredients: ½ cup butter melted...