Celebrity Chefs Promote Louisiana Seafood

They are James Beard accolade winners, Food Network stars, Top Chef consultants and baker some of the best admired dishes in the country. Now they accept a distinct message: Stop annoying about seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and alpha affairs it.With dozens of abandoned shrimp boats docked in the berth breadth they spoke, the chefs came to get a immediate attending at the assurance and availability of Louisiana seafood.The Gulf is a big breadth and it's still actuality fished," said Tom Colicchio, a James Beard winner, buyer of several restaurants and a adjudicator on the television alternation Top Chef.Colicchio said he usually prefers seafood from the North Atlantic, but apprenticed to serve Louisiana seafood in his restaurants.Although fishing has been shut bottomward in some areas of the Gulf because of the massive BP oil spill, 70 percent of the Gulf charcoal accessible and seafood in those areas is untainted, said Robert J. Barham, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.