Friday, January 25, 2008

IACP 2008 Annual Conference @ New Orleans

IACP members will meet in New Orleans on the week of April 14, to celebrate its 30th Anniversary and participate in "Rhythm on the Plate" - this year's Annual Conference. If you arrive early, you may want to check out the culinary tours being offered on Tuesday - a nice start to the week that lies ahead. Wednesday is when our professional sections have their forums, and also when we hold our opening reception. From Thursday through Saturday you may attend our workshops, but I warn you, you are going to have a very hard time deciding on which to attend, because they are all very good. Among the chefs, writers, and bloggers that will participate in the IACP 2008 Annual Conference are:

* Paul Prudhomme
* Emeril Lagasse
* John Besh
* Susan Spicer
* Jessica Harris
* Pim Techamuanvivit
* Nina Simonds
* David Thompson
* Mai Pham
* Rick Bayless
* Raymond Blanc
* Mark Hix
* Donald Link
* Mas Masumoto
* Suvir Saran
* Patricia Mc Causland-Gallo

If you would like to help the New Orleans culinary community get back on its feet, join us during IACP 's 30th Annual Conference at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside for a memorable week. If you are not an IACP member, you can still attend the conference. For more information and to read the conference program, click here.

And if you would like to help us promote the New Orleans Conference, do so by displaying a Conference Banner on your blog or website. The banners are really cool and you can choose among three designs. Go to this page to pick your banner.

Friday, January 11, 2008

A peek into the biodynamic farm at La Provence, with Chef John Besh

Not sure on which optional culinary tour to register for on the Tuesday of the IACP Conference? Take a peek into John Besh's Biodynamic Farm at his first restaurant, La Provence. This is part of OP-04 Northshore Terroir Tour where you'll travel to Lacombe, Louisianna and enjoy a great meal at La Provence, followed by a stop at Pontchartrain Vineyards where you'll tour the grounds and taste fine local wines.

Join us for our 30th Annual Conference in New Orleans, April 15 - 20. For more information visit the IACP website at

If you are not an IACP member, you too can join us in New Orleans. For more information on IACP's special offer for non-members contact Emily Pohler at (800) 928 4227 or email her at

The following video is directed by David Aman, of DocNO Productions.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

The New Orleans Food Story Part 1

Jo Ann Clevenger tells the story from Upperline.

A Taste of New Orleans' traditional foods

The IACP 2008 Annual Conference will take place in the city of New Orleans, the week of April 14.  If you're planning to attend this event and if this will be your first time in the city, here are a few places you'd like to check out and experience the traditional foods of Louisiana.  We hope to see you there!