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My last few days here and we’re on location in Slidell, LA for the shoot. With all the Walmarts, Sam’s Clubs, Targets and other large chain stores, Louisiana always surprises you with beautiful lakes and bayous. I might not miss the bugs but I’ll miss everyone and all the amazing sites.

Our last day shooting at this location… We made shrimp creole. The morning was beautiful with a nice breeze and the afternoon, gorgeous.

View from Island Road

Catering on Location

A very gentle, ahh

Check out where we are on the map.

Island Road is that crazy road that gets flooded and Isle De Jean Charles is where set is. it’s beautiful.

These are photos of boats with white booms to help clean up BP’s mess. They showed up yesterday and were setting up everywhere. No more shrimping, no more fishing.

Dead oak trees. Salt water intrusion destroys the fresh water life.

Wild Horses!

a whole two days off, wow. chris and i went to new orleans and spent time at the w hotel, drank at a bar, ate at a restaurant, all sorts of luxury things we don’t get to do. i even got to blow dry my hair. amazing!

we went for a walk in the lafayette cemetary no. 1

chris has done nicely keeping his beard all trim

they say shrimping at night is ideal cause the shrimp can’t see the nets, otherwise they would swim around the nets. it’s really amazing seeing what they catch when the net’s lifted. the best part is that it’s a party every night, kind of like a neighborhood gathering and everyone stops by with a beer, they stand around the picking pen and grab all creatures that are not shrimp. sometimes there are eels, snakes, minnows, gar fish, baby trout, a bunch of crabs. they keep the big crabs, take out the extra large shrimp and then everything else goes into giant buckets.

the saddest part, this is probably one of the last times they’ll ever get to go shrimping or fishing. the marina that we shot at is now taken over by bp so they can station themselves there and do whatever it is that they’re doing. sad.

They had to get tons and tons of white bread for the movie set so the kitchen ended up with all the left over loaves and I went bread pudding crazy. Made five bread puddings with each one containing at least three loaves of bread. This one was a particular favorite.

Also made two kinds: sweet and savory. The savory being a first, it was so easy and yummy, just milk, eggs, and lots of parmesan cheese.

This is where we live, where we eat and most importantly, where I cook!

This is where I go to cook everyday.

This is where everyone stuffs their faces

It's a screened in patio kitchen, which is pretty awesome cause you get the breeze and sun without the bugs.

Giant table, ceiling fan and kitchen madness

We bought another stove to accomodate the unholy amount of cooking we have to do.

We have three fridges, a freezer and a walk-in fridge off in another building.

Two rice cookers, big sink and more mess

the firepit outside of the kitchen where we like to gather at night and some other fun backgroun items placed very purposefully

This is where Chris and I stay plus a few other folks. It's just steps away from the kitchen.

This is our patio.

Baby Blue

Our pimped out catering van that I get to drive to whatever site they're at shooting. We fit two cambros, a giant cooler, custom cubby holes for a rice pot, mangalite and all sorts of junk.