Hot Dog!

“Oh everyone would be in love,everyone would be in love with me!” -Oscar Brand, The Oscar Mayer Wiener Jingle There is no denying that outdoor grills are firing up all over your neighborhood, they most certainly are in mine. Amidst the heavy perfume of honeysuckle and the mossy-green smell of […]

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Delightful Desserts

Though August in New Orleans means endless, sweaty, hot and humid days where we hide indoors and hope our air conditioners can handle the strain, the word also happens to be a delightful, little adjective. When something or someone is described as “august,” it means that they inspire reverence or […]

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Mid-Summer Meatball Madness

Like indulging in ice cream during the coldest winter months, it’s not unusual to crave something heavy, rich and meaty in the depths of summer…even New Orleans’ summers. If you want something totally satisfying, something to grin around while the sweat drips into your eyes, I can’t think of anything […]

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Simply Chips

Though they are likely the most oft-consumed snack, it seems to me that potato chips fall under the “most taken for granted” snack food category. It’s not that people don’t love them to the point of addiction, they just expect them to be there — accompanying their daily lunch time […]

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Fabulous Fries

Like Fred & Ginger or Captain & Tennille, a burger & fries are one of those all-American duos that seem somehow lessened without their counterpart. Well the times they are a-changin’ because French fries are striking out on their own and, in the humble opinion of this lowly food-lover, they […]

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Reuben Round-up

St. Patrick’s is just around the corner and with the arrival of this merry, Irish holiday, comes the craving for corned beef…more specifically, the almighty Reuben. You’d think finding this classic, meaty sandwich in New Orleans would be a cinch, but it took some serious digging to find the mouth-melters. […]

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Devour thy enemy: Football fans open wide

Medieval literature describes Richard the Lionhearted, the crusader king of England, flaunting his customary consumption of human flesh during battle to strike fear into the hearts of his enemy. His troops would loot and devour the dead, causing the ‘infidels” to panic and spread images of ruthlessness and savagery regarding […]

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