LAFAYETTE, LA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2016) - How the Taste of Louisiana Was Born, a documentary discovering the heartland of Cajun and Creole cuisine, has won a top film award, the 2016 Telly. The film was given the highest honor from the Telly organization -- the Silver Award. A trailer for the film can be seen at www.howthetasteoflouisianawasborn.com.
How the Taste of Louisiana Was Born is a primer to the history and development of a people and their cuisine. This film paints a comprehensive picture of Cajun and Creole culture largely centered around family, companionship, regional independence and the universal tie that binds -- their food. It traces the humble roots of this singular cuisine, and the respect and appeal it has achieved throughout the United States and the world.
It tells the story of culinary pioneers, their descendants and the generations of family farmers who've been working the land for hundreds of years including Tony Chachere, the "Ole Master" of Creole cooking. He founded Tony Chachere's Famous Creole Cuisine in 1972. It shows how to this day, his Chachere family continues to own and operate the company … maintaining his tradition of Creole authenticity in their line of seasonings, mixes, marinades and sauces.
"It is a tremendous honor to receive this award because it comes from our peers in the film world," said Jordan Kahn, who directed and edited the film. "It's nice to be recognized for our creativity and innovation by some of the industry's best judges."
The story was developed by Michael Benedict of Benedict Advertising & Marketing. The film features "Little" Tony Chachere, Harry "Chu Chu" Cheramie, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, Toby Rodriguez, Freddie Lafleur, Kermit Miller, Aiken & Bjhan French, Kenneth Thibodeaux, Executive Chef Jeremy Conner, Chef Jude Tauzin and Doug Chachere. It features the music of Grammy-award winning artists recording with Joel Savoy's Valcour Records of Eunice, Louisiana.
The Telly Awards were founded in 1978 to honor excellence and support creativity in advertising agencies, production companies, television stations and corporate video departments globally. The Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders nationwide, from large international firms to local production companies and advertising agencies.