by Ed Lallo/Gulf Seafood News Editor
Every Monday thousands of reader grab a cup of Louisiana coffee and pull up a chair to join George Graham at his blog – Acadiana Table. There they explore the food culture that stirs the passion of the people of southern Louisiana.
This year Graham’s postings on Cajun cuisine is one of six blogs to be nominated by SAVEUR Magazine in the category of Best Regional Cuisine Blog in the Fifth Annual SAVEUR Magazine Best Food Blog Awards.A magazine for people who experience the world food first is created to satisfy the hunger for genuine information about food and celebrates the cultures and environments in which dishes are created and the people who create them.
After reviewing more than 30,000 nominations, six finalists were chosen by the magazine for 13 categories. Readers have until April 9th to vote for their favorite blog.
Acadiana Table, George Graham’s Stories of Cajun Creole Cooking, is the only Gulf area blog to be nominated by the magazine. It joins five other prestigious blogs in competing for top honors; Bottom of the Pot, Aunt Clara’s Kitchen, Indian Simmer, Jun-blog and Rose Water & Orange Blossoms.
Following its launch in 2013, George Graham’s www.AcadianaTable.com has lit up the food blogosphere and put Acadiana’s traditions and culture on the map in a big way. The online food blog combines two of his passions – cooking and the rich, cultural heritage of the region he calls home.
Raised in a Louisiana restaurant family, Graham discovered his curiosity about food and talent for cooking at an early age. He has owned a restaurant, cooked on Food Network Television and had his work featured in numerous national publications.
Over the years, Graham has collected a wealth of recipes, local sources and food industry contacts. Along the way, he met the colorful characters and plain ordinary folks that make living in South Louisiana so fascinating. As a cook, photographer and writer, his aim is to bring the stories of Cajun Creole cooking from his Acadiana Table to yours.
When not eating and writing, Graham is the owner of Lafayette-based ad agency the Graham Group. After the Deepwater Horizon spill, as one of the three agencies of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, it was instrumental in returning Louisiana and Gulf seafood to the tables of millions of Americans.
“Sharing food with friends and family has always been my greatest passion,” said Graham. “We are very fortunate to live in South Louisiana where we have an abundance of fresh Gulf seafood, and I take great pride in knowing the food I prepare is harvested by the dedicated, hard-working men and women of this industry.”
Crawfish head stew, peppered pork jowl, crabapple-braised whole pig’s leg, fried green tomato BLT, and Cajun cracklin’ – just a few of the delectable tastes of Acadiana culture which have catapulted George Graham’s passion for cooking into the finalist category for the definitive culinary blog contest.
“George Graham’s blog Acadiana Table does an incredible job showcasing the treasures of Louisiana whether it’s our Gulf Seafood or local produce,” said Manny Augello, the executive chef and owner of Lafayette’s Bread & Circus Provisions. “I appreciate the authenticity of his stories. Louisiana has a unique culture where food is the core of our traditions.”
How to vote for Acadiana Table:
You must first log into Saveur.com to vote. Registering an account is free and does not require you to purchase or sign up for anything. You must go to Log In or Register before voting.
When logged in, hover over an image and select “Vote for This Blog” to cast a ballot. You can only vote once in each category, so make it count!
When finished let everyone know you voted on social media. Voting for the Fifth Annual SAVEUR Magazine Best Food Blog Awards end on April 9th.
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Acadianatable
- Twitter Hashtags: #AcadianaTable or #Saveurbfba