The Independent Staff

Bienvenu to be named ‘Living Legend'

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.