Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cookbook Thursday: Chef John Folse to launch new vegetable cookbook on Wednesday!

            For a while there, Christmas meant another giant cookbook from Chef John Folse. It’s been five years since the last one came out so Folse’s latest, “Can You Dig It: Louisiana’s Authoritative Collection of Vegetable Cookery,” is especially welcomed this holiday season.
The book launch for Folse’s an ode to vegetables and Louisiana’s love affair with gardening at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes and Noble Citiplace in Baton Rouge. The evening will include the unveiling of the cover image, tastings of recipes from the book and the distribution of vegetable seeds for attendees to take home and grow on their own.
Naturally, the book will be available for purchase.
            And Barnes and Noble will donate 20 percent of the night’s total sales to Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting.
            The book features more than 950 pages of vegetables with more than 600 vegetable-related recipes that range from appetizers, soups, salads, sides, entrées, breads, desserts and drinks. The retail price is $59.95.
Folse is the owner and executive chef of his Louisiana-based corporations including Chef John Folse and Company Manufacturing, White Oak Plantation and Exceptional Endings Bakery Division. He is CEO/CFO of Home on the Range: Folse Tramonto Restaurant Development Company, parent corporation of Restaurant R’evolution, New Orleans, and Seafood R’evolution, Ridgeland, Miss. He is the author of numerous cookbooks and hosts a nationally syndicated television cooking show, “A Taste of Louisiana” on PBS. Additionally, the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University is named in his honor.

Wednesday, December 2
Can You Dig It Launch Party
Barnes & Noble – Citiplace
2590 Citiplace Ct.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 926-2600
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, December 4
Barnes & Noble – Gulfport
Crossroads Shopping Center
15246 Crossroads Pkwy.
Gulfport, MS 39503
(228) 832-8906
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 5
Barnes & Noble – Ridgeland
Renaissance at Colony Park
1000 Highland Colony Pkwy. #3008
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 605-4028
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 6
Barnes & Noble – Shreveport
Bayou Walk Shopping Center
6646 Youree Dr.
Shreveport, LA 71105
(318) 798-6066
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 6
Barnes & Noble
4 reviews
Barnes & Noble – Lafayette
5705 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 989-4142
5 – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 11
Octavia Books
513 Octavia St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-7323
12 – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, December 11
Barnes & Noble – Westbank
1601B Westbank Expy.
Harvey, LA 70058
(504) 263-1146
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 12
Barnes & Noble – Mandeville
3414 Highway 190, Suite 10
Premier Center II, Premier Centre
Mandeville, LA 70471
(985) 626-8884
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 12
Barnes & Noble – Metairie
3721 Veterans Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 455-4929
2:30 – 4 p.m.

Friday, December 18
Barnes & Noble – Citiplace
2590 Citiplace Ct.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 926-2600
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 19
Barnes & Noble – Perkins Rowe
7707 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 766-1337
11 – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 19
Barnes & Noble – Lafayette
5705 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 989-4142
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.