The Egg Effect

“But what is that of every hueyou carry in your basket?Tis eggs of gold and eggs of blue;I wonder that you ask it.” ~Rowena Bennett We are, all of us, very familiar with the archetypal, historical and cultural significance of the egg, ideas and beliefs that stretch back long before […]

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Makin’ Groceries

With monster, mega-grocery stores becoming the norm, many people miss out on the intimate, specialized care one can only receive at a corner, family-owned market. Thankfully, in the French Quarter no such super-supermarkets like Walmart can exist because the whole area a preserved historical landmark and, frankly, I believe the […]

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Everything but the baby

Since early January, King Cakes have been flooding the office break room, daring you to take the chance and try another piece from yet another local bakery that has mastered the brightly frosted, cinnamon brioche we all know and love. I’m even willing to bet that you have already found […]

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Choosing Chinese

Though it’s a running gag that the only eateries open during the holidays are Chinese restaurants, the reality is not so far from the truth. Naturally, in New Orleans you can indulge in lavish Thanksgiving dinners at some of the finest restaurants in town, but who really has that kind […]

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The Blessed Biscuit

There’s just something wonderful, even almost divine, about waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of freshly baked biscuits. I’ll swear on a stack of bibles that my Aunt Edie made the best homemade buttermilk biscuits on the planet. When she came to visit us from South Carolina, […]

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Summertime Salads

It seems all one can do in the hottest month of the year is think cool. Dressing in light-colored linens, pulling your hair up off your neck, making sure all your beverages are well-iced and keeping the oven in the “off” position are all essential means for survival this month […]

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