Andrea Lemoins

Andrea presented at Tender Table on October 7, 2017 at High & Low Gallery in Portland, OR.

Photo courtesy of Andrea Lemoins

Photo courtesy of Andrea Lemoins


Andrea Lemoins is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She began baking at the age of 6, with her Easy Bake Oven.  Andrea is a classically trained French Pastry Chef, and bakes with the Creole ingredients and flavors of her ancestors.


One sentence to describe yourself and where you came from: I'm a lot of person, who is also Creole from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

What will you be presenting on? Chess Pie, and why it's such a party of my identity.

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Stop thinking so much, just bake.

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Hot Water Cornbread

Favorite food: Crabmeat Rangoon

Recommended reading: Rigoberto Gonzalez: So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until it Breaks

Best meals: Burgers and Fries/General Tso's Chicken/Salt and Pepper Squid

Food you’d like to try: Traditional South African Food