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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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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