True to Herself

Despite founding several successful restaurants, winning local and national awards, and making television appearances, Chef Susan Spicer remains down-to-earth, sincerely genial and passionate about making great food. Right up there with Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse, Susan Spicer has earned her position as one of New Orleans most notable chefs. […]

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Gastronomical Luck

Tapping Chef Philip Whitmarsh to head the kitchen at their French Quarter restaurant Jewel of the South was culinary kismet for business partners Nick Detrich, Chris Hannah and John Stubbs. Tucked along the edge of the French Quarter in a Creole cottage mere steps from Rampart Street lies Jewel of […]

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Having it All

Vocalist, businesswoman, mother and wife . . . Sophie Lee Lowry dons many hats in her everyday life, a balancing act that surprises even her. Born in the suburbs of Chicago from mixed parentage – her mother was Korean and her father was black with roots in Louisiana and Mississippi […]

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Kids’ Stuff and Cookery

“Be proud of where you come from!Be thankful for what’s on your plate.The grass always seems greenerin another part of the state!” –Chicory & Roux: The Creole Mouse and the Cajun Mouse Children’s book and cookbook author Todd-Michael St. Pierre has made a career embracing who he is and where […]

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A Recipe for Success

Jacques “Jack” Leonardi, owner of the exceedingly popular Jacques-Imo’s on Oak Street and Crabby Jack’s on Jefferson Highway, shares his life and lessons about thriving in New Orleans’ highly competitive restaurant industry. Drive by the corner of Cambronne and Oak Street during dinner time and you will inevitably see a […]

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Michael Gulotta: Inspirational Ingredients

After his recent appearance on Food Network’s “Iron Chef Gauntlet,” you might assume chef and restaurateur Michael Gulotta is seeking the spotlight as one of the nation’s latest celebrity chefs, but the reality is quite different. “I’m more excited about my new restaurant than I am about Iron Chef” says […]

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Nourishing an Oral Tradition

In an unending endeavor to preserve the rich food culture of New Orleans, James Beard award-winning chef Frank Brigsten shares his knowledge with young aspiring chefs, amateur home cooks and avid diners. While speaking with Frank Brigtsen about his long career in the local restaurant industry, sitting inside the hushed […]

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