|Sent on:||Saturday, November 2, 2013 12:03 AM|
New Orleans is legendary for its cuisine, but the butter- and fish-laden fare has never been a "big easy" for vegans and healthy eaters—until now. PETA has been working with New Orleans' tourism board to modify this year's world-famous Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival in Louis Armstrong Park so that each chef offers a vegan gumbo option. If you've been considering a weekend trip to New Orleans, now is the time to visit!
To promote the landmark event, there will be a vegan gumbo cook-off in Louis Armstrong Park on Saturday, November 9. Food writers from across the state and gourmet chefs will judge innovative gumbos, and the grand-prize winner will receive a $1,000 gift certificate to the Food Network's online store. Restaurant Depot and Whole Foods will also kindly donate prizes to participants. New Orleans is experiencing a post-Katrina renaissance, with a massive influx of young people, which has resulted in more demand for vegan food. The goal of the event is to show local restaurants how easy it is to adapt traditional recipes for healthy eaters.
The festival is a free event produced by the nonprofit New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation. Event details can be found on the festival's website here.
We hope to see you there! And if you're interested in volunteering, please e-mail me at [address removed].
Kind regards, Adam Miller
Senior Action Team Coordinator
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
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