Cajun-Creole cuisine expert and renowned foodie Marcelle Bienvenu is next on the list to be honored for her contributions to shaping and defining Cajun culture. The Acadian Museum in Erath announced this week that the St. Martinville native — perhaps best known for her 1991 cookbook, Who’s Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux? — will be inducted in the Order of Living Legends.
A longtime food columnist for The Times-Picayune and collaborator with famed chefs Emeril Lagasse and John Folse, Bienvenu has authored and co-authored several highly acclaimed cookbooks and has lent her considerable reputation to some of the region’s most celebrated restaurants — Commander’s Palace and K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen among them.
The induction ceremony will take place Saturday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Acadian Museum, 102 East Edwards St. in Erath. For details, call 937-0012 or visit the museum’s Web site.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.