January Highlights and Food Swap News

Beth Jacob's amazing king cake-themed macarons

Wow, what an amazing swap this month! Thanks to all of you for coming out to the sixth NOLA Food Swap on Sunday at La Divina Gelateria. Not only did we have the highest attendance so far, but most of us also agree that this was the most impressive spread of homemade goodies to date.

Swap items ranged from seasonal to exotic–from king cake-themed macarons (pictured above) to Argentinean chimichurri sauce. We also had several items that have never made appearances at the swap before, including homemade sangria, Tuscan pâté, carrot ginger miso salad dressing, and beet cheeps. Swappers did a great job of using the season’s local bounty with items like blood orange marmalade, kumquat jam, and kale chips.

Food Swap News

  • The next food swap will take place on Sunday, February 26, at 10:00 AM Sunday, March 11, at 10:00 AM. We will be meeting once again at La Divina Gelateria on Magazine Street.
  • We have a new Facebook page! We have graduated from our humble Facebook group to a new, grown-up and more user-friendly Facebook page. Please visit us and “like” us here to stay up to date on food swap news via Facebook.
  • We are on twitter! Please welcome NOLA Food Swap to the world of tweeting and follow us @NOLAFoodSwap.

Please check out the photos below to see highlights from Sunday’s swap. See you on February 26 at the next NOLA Food Swap!

Join us for the September swap!

It’s time for our 3rd New Orleans food swap! Please come to our monthly swap and exchange your homemade edible goods for others homemade edibles. This can include anything made by you from scratch: bread, cheese, wine, jam, pickles, etc. Anything at all is allowed as long as it is edible, swappable, and hopefully delicious!

The past two food swaps were a great success. Hosted at La Divina Gelateria on Magazine Street, both the July and August swaps were great opportunities to get together and share homemade goodies while gathering new inspiration for future culinary endeavors. Some delicious items that starred in our recent swaps include: pancetta, duck eggs, ginger-peach jam, cultured butter, smoked salsa verde, fresh local herbs, ginger beer, paneer, bacon, pickled okra, barbecue sauce, homemade creole seasoning, and numerous hand-crafted pastries and candies.  And that’s just scratching the surface!

Please spread the word to your local foodie friends. The more people that come out to trade, the more you get to take home in the end. Please bring at least five things to trade. This could be five of the same thing or five different things; it’s up to you. If you have more questions about how food swaps work, check out our How It Works page.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!