Cooking up Cajun style
Sarah Savoy is a Louisiana singer and chef with hell-raising credentails. Daughter of legendary Cajun musicians Marc and Ann Savoy, she grew up in the heart of Cajun country and learned her culture around the kitchen table. Sarah brings her musical and cooking repertoire to Dundee at the end of October.
In her new book published by Dundee-based Kitchen Press, The Savoy Kitchen, Sarah brings together recipes from three generations: from her own fresh take on Gumbo and many other Cajun classics to her father’s Courtboillon cooked over an open fire and her grandma’s Fig Drop Cookies. Part-cookbook, part memoir, The Savoy Kitchen is illustrated with drawings by Jen Collins and photographs by her sister, Gabrielle Savoy, which capture perfectly contemporary Cajun life as lived by one of its foremost musical families.
Currently living in Paris, Sarah frequently tours the UK with her band, Sarah Savoy and the Francadians, and is a regular guest at world music festivals. As well as being in demand for her musical skills, Sarah is often booked to lead Cajun cookery demonstrations in which she cooks up a range of authentic Louisiana dishes accompanied with live music from the band.