This is the April 2022 Red Beans in the News! It was an interesting month of red beans and rice articles from around the country. From a singing Popeye’s employee, a food truck serving red beans to ‘bean town’, and to a festival in Orange County, red beans are everywhere!
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On the Website: How Long Do Cooked Beans Last in the Fridge?
(April 18) As you probably know, leftover red beans taste just as good, if not better, on the second day, but what about day three, day four, or day five? Are beans still good after a week? It makes you wonder, how long do cooked beans last in the fridge? <READ THE ARTICLE>
How to Make Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice from Allrecipes.com
(April 2022) All Recipes shared on their YouTube channel a video of how to make red beans and rice. WATCH THE VIDEO:
Revelry Food Truck Brings New Orleans Cuisine To Boston
(April 8) Brian Ledet brings the flavors of New Orleans to Boston with his popular food truck. <READ THE ARTICLE>
Singing Popeyes employee takes drive-thru order in New Orleans
(April 8) Popeyes employee Cynthia Carter says her musical approach to order-taking was inspired by a customer who sang his order shortly after Hurricane Katrina. <READ THE ARTICLE>
Good eats, good fun at Okie Bedouin Creole Festival
(April 11) Pittsburg County Shriners Fire drives to Louisiana to grab the ingredients to make red beans and rice. <READ THE ARTICLE>
Cooking with LACMA: Red Beans & Rice Inspired by Family Album
(April 12) Artist and chef Ray Anthony Barrett shared his red beans and rice recipe with UnFramed.com. He tells of his background in food and art and what inspired this recipe. <READ THE ARTICLE>
New Orleans By Mouth: Navigating the Culinary Landscape
(April 12) Culinary Backstreets recently launched New Orleans on their website. They spoke with the NOLA contributors about the food scene. <READ THE ARTICLE>
The Crawfish Festival returns to Fountain Valley
(April 12) The Crawfish Festival returns to Fountain Valley, CA in May. It’s a weekend of New Orleans-inspired fun and food and red beans and rice! <READ THE ARTICLE>
The 12 best breakfasts in Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia
(April 18) The Philadelphia Inquirer shared a listing of restaurants at Reading Terminal Market. The list included Beck’s Cajun Cafe and mentions their egg-topped red beans and rice Bourbon Street breakfast. <READ THE ARTICLE>
A Chef’s red beans and rice with smoked sausage is a recipe for money-saving success
(April 20) Good Morning America shared this budget-friendly red beans and rice recipe and how it can help you stretch a dollar. <READ THE ARTICLE>
Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Food Trail showcases the unique culinary scene of Lafourche Parish
(April 21) NOLA Weekend explores the food scene of Lafourche Parish. The Cajun Bayou Food Trail features 15 restaurants in a region known as the cultural “gumbo.” <READ THE ARTICLE>
The Key Role Rice Has Played In The Evolution Of Southern Us Cuisine
(April 22) The Next Hint wrote an article on the importance of rice. They mention that in every US home, you can expect to find 1 or 2 packages of rice in the pantry. Is that true with you? <READ THE ARTICLE>
From the archives: A look back at the very first Jazz Fest
(April 27) WDSU shares photographs from the first New Orleans Jazz Fest that took place in 1970 – two years before it moved to the fairgrounds. Look at the photo of Buster Holmes! <READ THE ARTICLE>
ICYMI: Red Beans in the News for March 2022
In case you missed the March 2022 roundup of Red Beans in the News, you can find that article here.
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Eric Olsson is the food blogger of RedBeansAndEric.com. He publishes new recipes and interviews weekly. He has developed recipes and written articles for the famous Camellia brand in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been mentioned in Louisiana Cookin‘ magazine and has had recipes featured in Taste of Home magazine – with his Creole Turkey recipe being runner up in their annual Thanksgiving recipe contest. He lives outside of Detroit, Michigan, with his wife and four children.