Category: New Orleans

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

I’ve always wondered how our beasts of burden feel about their “jobs”. Are their feet hurting? Do they enjoy being useful, understanding how important they are to us, or do they want to go on strike for better working conditions, a day off, or higher “wages”?

Cooking Up a Storm, a Cookbook with a Unique NOLA Legacy

Cooking Up a Storm, a Cookbook with a Unique NOLA Legacy

If you love cookbooks, New Orleans, or Cajun-Creole food – or if you just want a good read that pulls you into a magical culinary history – you need this cookbook.

New Orleans Noir

New Orleans Noir

“Don’t take the picture, let the picture take you,” is how this noir-reminiscent image from a walking tour in New Orleans came about.

A Chicken-Fried Good Time in New Orleans is In Our Future

A Chicken-Fried Good Time in New Orleans is In Our Future

From Shoofly Magazine: A simple story about a food festival grows to epic proportions when it kicks off the search for some of New Orelans’ best fried chicken.

Edinburgh Farmers Market – Jazz and Memories in the Shadow of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Farmers Market – Jazz and Memories in the Shadow of Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh farmers market had everything: produce, cheese, a bridal couple, dogs, paella, olives, breads…a plethora of products and people-watching.

Farmers Market in New Orleans – the Real Deal

Farmers Market in New Orleans – the Real Deal

The NOLA farmers market: no tchotchkes, doodads, gewgaws, knickknacks or trinkets here, just fine NOLA foodstuffs, friendly folks, and some fantastic music.

From Food & Wine: “The 50 best Southern restaurants in America, according to OpenTable”

From Food & Wine: “The 50 best Southern restaurants in America, according to OpenTable”

An article listing the best Southern restaurants – not surprisingly, New Orleans snags 8 of the 50 spots.

Discovery on Magazine Street: Garlic Beignets at The Vintage

Discovery on Magazine Street: Garlic Beignets at The Vintage

A trek down Magazine Street in New Orleans reveals the existence of garlic beignets, a real treat at a neighborhood cafe called The Vintage.

Surrounded: A Photo from New Orleans

Surrounded: A Photo from New Orleans

I looked up in NOLA and saw these steeples framed by the traditional NOLA architectural elements of this stately home and a beautiful old oak tree.

New Orleans, the Kentucky Derby and a Boozy Bourbon Milk Punch

New Orleans, the Kentucky Derby and a Boozy Bourbon Milk Punch

Even though the traditional Kentucky Derby cocktail is the mint julep, the libation of choice for the Grill-Meister and me is the Bourbon Milk Punch. It is lusciously, sinfully rich – a milkshake for grownups.

The Made-in-Italy Paderno Cookware I Fought for and Earned

The Made-in-Italy Paderno Cookware I Fought for and Earned

This Paderno cookware is my go-to choice when non-stick isn’t needed and cast iron is too much.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Making Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Fish at Home

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Making Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Fish at Home

Building anticipation for the New Orleans Jazz Fest by cooking some of our favorite Louisiana recipes at home, like Paul Prudhomme’s blackened fish. Yum!

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation:  Food at the Festival and the Foodie’s Dilemma

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Food at the Festival and the Foodie’s Dilemma

Jazz Fest eating is so food-truck-trashy-tasty good that you simply have to eat it. How to pick from over 250 options? How to save room for NOLA restaurants?

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation:  Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch

Bourbon Milk Punch from Bourbon House in New Orleans: if you’re of age and inclined to imbibe, this creamy, dreamy, thick elixir should be on your bucket list.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation:  The Importance of Hats (and Bandanas)

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: The Importance of Hats (and Bandanas)

It can be very, very hot in New Orleans in early May, and the Jazz Fest sun is as strong as their chicory-laden coffee and those marvelous drinks they call Hurricanes. A hat is an imperative: trust me on this.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation:  Bayona is a Foodie’s Delight

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Bayona is a Foodie’s Delight

I have a “food crush” on New Orleans chef Susan Spicer. You’ll understand after you read the post, soak up the photos/atmosphere, and revel in the recipe.


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