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Preview: Creole Tomato Festival 

Will Coviello previews the annual salute to Louisiana’s juiciest early-summer treat

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Chef Ryan Hughes demonstrates how to make andouille calas with Creole tomato jam; Kevin Belton prepares Creole tomato pie; and Cane & Table's Nick Detrich mixes a Creole tomato cocktail at the Creole Tomato Festival in the French Market. Other chefs doing demonstrations include Susan Spicer preparing an Asian-style fried fish dish and RioMar's Miles Prescott preparing Ecuadorian-style ceviche with shrimp, chiles, lime juice and Creole tomatoes. The festival celebrates the distinctively odd-shaped and colored Creole tomatoes grown in Delta soils. Fifteen local restaurants and food trucks serve dishes made with Creole tomatoes. There are two music stages in the French Market, and Saturday features Brass-A-Holics, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Billy Iuso and Friends, Kelcy Mae and others. On Sunday, Los Po-Boy-Citos (pictured), Tuxedo Jazz Band, Paul Sanchez and others perform. There also is kids' entertainment.

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