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KeepcooktempKeep Cookin' is a voluntary, grassroots effort. It is not a formal organization, but rather an ad hoc group of concerned individuals. We're contributing our time and services to ensure that Louisiana Cookin' Magazine continues to be published despite the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina & the New Orleans flooding on the magazine's publisher and staff.

[Our e-mail address: helpkeepcookin (at)]

As individuals, the entire staff of Louisian Cookin' Magazine have each been dramatically impacted by natural disaster. They are each evacuated to different parts of a five-state region and are faced with a myriad of personal challenges.

Romney Richard, the owner and publisher of the magazine, has lost her home and office and is currently in temporary quarters in Baton Rouge. Hearing of her plight, and wanting to assist her and her staff in keeping the popular magazine alive for its staff, advertisers and readers, a group of individiuals in the magazine publishing industry are volunteering their services to temporarly "adopt" or "foster" publish the magazine.

Hammock Publishing, a custom publishing firm in Nashville Tennessee, has volunteered to coordinate Keep Cookin' and is assiting Romney and her staff with their efforts to continue publishing Louisiana Cookin'. In much the same way it provides out-source magazine publishing services to its corporate and association clients, Hammock has agreed to coordinate the publishing activities for the next two issues of the magazine. Hammock is volunteering its services and providing them without charge.

Hammock Publishing president Rex Hammock is recruiting others within the magazine publishing industry to support the magazine while the magazine's employees struggle with the aftermath of Katrina and the flooding.

e-mail us: helpkeepcookin (at)