Monday, December 5

A Christmas Wish List to Support New Orleans

Gift Ideas compiled by the SFA's New Orleans Field Trip Committee

Pralines
Like those tasty little treats from Creole Delicacies?
http://www.bestneworleanspralines.com

Louisiana Seafood
Support the Louisiana seafood industry by adding Louisiana oysters to Christmas stuffing or boiling a pound or six of Louisiana shrimp.
http://www.louisianaseafood.com/buyseafood.html

Louisiana Satsumas
Recently boarded onto the Slow Food Ark of Taste, Louisiana Satsumas are juicy as all get-out. Lester L'Hoste has some of the few available, the only organic ones. Lester will ship 11 pounds of Satsumas for $30 anywhere in the U.S. (except California-- where, of course, you can't ship citrus). Fruit can be ordered by phone, 504-231-9625, or by mail, L'Hoste Citrus, 6397 Hwy. 39, Braithwaite, LA 70040.

Abita Restoration Ale
$1 from every six-pack goes to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Fund.
http://www.abita.com/

Bird Brining Kits
Want a juicy bird? You'll need some help.
http://www.birdbrine.com

Gift Certificates to New Orleans Restaurants
Our friends and colleagues need your patronage. Buy a certificate now; cash it in when next you head south.

Upperline, http://www.upperline.com/
Restaurant August, http://www.rest-august.com/index1.html
Bayona, http://www.bayona.com/
Cuvee, http://www.restaurantcuvee.com/cuvee/index.htm
Jacques-Imo's, http://www.jacquesimoscafe.com/main.htm
Emeril's, http://www.emerils.com/restaurants/neworleans_emerils/
Herbsaint, http://www.herbsaint.com/
Long Branch, (985) 871-8171

Progress Grocery
They have great muffulettas; 'nuff said.
http://progressgrocery.gourmetfoodmall.com/

Community Coffee
Put a little chicory in your pot.
http://www.communitycoffee.com/ccc/

The Roman Candy Company
Get your stocking stuffers here.
http://romancandy.gourmetfoodmall.com/?reffloor=170

Paul Prudhomme's Spices, Gift Baskets, Cookbooks
The man from Opelousas gave away 20,000 meals in the aftermath of the storm.
http://shop.chefpaul.com/

Gourmet Food Mall
A portion of the money made from the merchants on this website will be donated to the Red Cross. Purposely, there are no New Orleans merchants on this list, as they are the ones that need the help in the first place. By the way, this is the company that our own Brooks Hamaker works for.
http://www.gourmetfoodmall.com/MerchantDir.php?FloorId=180

The Crescent City Farmers Market
One of the best markets in the country -- and the focus of an SFA oral history project. Some of these vendors ship.
http://www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org

Doberge Cake from Gambino's
A butter cake filled with custard, made from a secret family recipe.
http://www.cancansys.com/~gambinos//shop/default.php

Zapp's Chips
That green been casserole? Lay on a blanket of Spicy Crawtators, instead of fusty canned onions.
http://www.zapps.com/

Hubig's Pies
The hardest working little pie shop in New Orleans is selling T-shirts and auctioning pies.
http://www.hubigspies.com/

Savvy Gourmet
Selling cookware, staging classes, they're back and badder than ever.
http://www.savvygourmet.com/index2.php

Southern Food & Beverage Museum
Get your SOFAB gear. Snazzy stuff.
http://www.cafepress.com/sofab