'Susan Spicer' on Serious Eats

Snapshots from Los Angeles Loves Alex's Lemonade Benefit

Last Last Sunday, on the lawn of Culver Studios, the chef-tacular second annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade benefit was held for pediatric cancer research. Deeply moved by Alex's story, Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin(AOC, Lucques, Tavern) and husband David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), plus Goin's business partner Caroline Styne, have collected an astonishing group of chefs, mixologists and vintners. Everyone came out to lend a hand, a grill and a copious amount of wine and whisky to support the cause. More

New Orleans Chef Susan Spicer Sues BP Over Oil Spill

New Orleans chef-restaurateur Susan Spicer of Bayona has filed a federal lawsuit against BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. As Reuters reports, Spicer expects her business will lose money because of decreased tourism as a result of the spill and its damage to local fisheries. Much of her French Quarter restaurant's business revolves around Louisiana seafood "as well as the chain of delivery of that resource from the initial harvester (be it fisherman, oyster grower or shrimper)," wrote her lawyer in the filed complaint. More

Cook the Book: 'Crescent City Cooking'

I've been eating Susan Spicer's spectacularly delicious food in New Orleans first at the Bistro at Maison de Ville, then at her own Bayona, for more than 20 years now, and frankly I could never figure out why she'd never written a cookbook. With the publication of Crescent City Cooking my days of wondering are now over. Spicer has always had a way of combining classical French cooking techniques and traditional New Orleans food preparations and ingredients into her own effortlessly elegant cooking style. She manages to elevate comfort food into something special without tricking it up. We've got eight copies of Crescent City Cooking to give away. To enter: Tell us what your favorite New Orleans dish is when... More

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