Self-rising “bakesters”

Long ago, the proper term for female bakers was “bakesters,” similar to the way female weavers were called “websters.” Although we’ve reached an age where language attempts to reflect a more civilized, equalized society, a society where we are becoming “gender neutral,” it still can benefit us to glance back, […]

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Up Close & Personal: Joe Rotolo

Custom clothier Luca Falcone on Magazine Street takes fashion to a whole new level. While living and working overseas, local-born businessman Joe Rotolo was exposed to the luxury and comfort of a custom tailored suit and never looked back. Although he worked as an International Medical Consultant, Rotolo took a […]

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Mia Calamia at La Divina Gelateria

“It’s much easier to get people to come over if you make food.” Houston born and New Orleans bred Chef Mia Calamia discovered quickly that her yen for cooking was driven by the desire to entertain. Although she spends her days busily preparing delectable gelato, brilliant panini and soul-warming soups […]

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Eat It! I Dare You

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” – Hannibal Lecter, Silence of the Lambs When Hanibal Lecter peers through the thick, glass barrier and utters those words, those unspeakable horrors, we all felt a chill down our […]

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The crawfish boil chronicles: Heather Goodwin

*Photo courtesy of Andreas Koch @nolapus Due to my own relative physical inactivity, it never fails to amaze me when someone I know displays an overwhelming passion for a particular sport. I’m speaking here of individuals who are so enamored, they take it upon themselves and their busy schedules to […]

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The crawfish boil chronicles: Lorin Gaudin

If I had to name one person who drastically intensified my passion for food in the last decade, it’d have to be my good friend Lorin Gaudin. Known locally as the “Food Goddess,” Lorin has been writing and talking about food in New Orleans for over 12 years and knows […]

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The crawfish boil chronicles: Anne Baker

Inching ever forward in my “crawfish boil” quest, I met with Anne Baker several days ago to enjoy a few beers and get the “dirt” on the woman who has her hands in the soil of the city.  You see, Anne is quite possibly the foremost local authority on sustainable/organic […]

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