Ryan Trahan



Ryan Trahan






12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cooking Demonstration Tent
The Pot & the Palette Cookbook

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Pot & the Palette Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from Louisiana's Greatest Restaurants With Artwork by Louisiana's Most Talented Student Artists

Louisiana's culinary heritage is brought to life through more than 50 stunning artworks created by Louisiana high school student artists. The Pot and The Palette includes over 100 recipes from some of Louisiana's top chefs and restaurants! The artwork featured by winners and participants of an annual art scholarship contest hosted by the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. All proceeds from the book benefit the arts education initiatives of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The book features over 100 recipes from Louisiana Restaurant Association member restaurants, including: Emeril's New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp with Petite Rosemary Biscuits, Galatoire's Chicken Clemenceau, Blue Dog Café's Cast-Iron Duck Breast with Fig and Root Beer Glaze, Ruffino's Crawfish Mac & Cheese, Slap Ya Mamma's Red Beans and Rice, Chef Paul Prudhomme's Meatloaf, John Besh's American Sector's Chicken and Dumplings, Leah Chase's Gumbo Z'herbes, Donald Link's Grilled Tuna with Olive Salad, Ruth's Chris' Sweet Potato Casserole plus much more!


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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