Meril Names a New Chef de Cuisine

Former pastry chef Bergen Carman has been promoted to chef de cuisine at Emeril’s Girod Street restaurant Meril. Carman has long been a valued employee within the Lagasse empire, starting as pastry cook in 2008 at Emeril’s Delmonico. She’s also been whipping it up as pastry chef at Meril since […]

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Acclaim for Dreamland Bar-B-Que

When I told friends and colleagues I had evacuated to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I got two responses. First, they were glad I was safe and the second? Dreamland. It seems the number one reason a food-lover would even come to this town would be to visit the original location of Dreamland […]

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Ohhh Ida!

As much fun as it would be to make a joke about frozen potatoes, I just don’t feel like laughing right now. My emotions are a jumble, what with Ida hurling at us (possible Cat 4 when it makes landfall), and the Delta variant making travel oh-so unappealing. I don’t […]

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Shrimp & Egg Salad

Though this recipe isn’t necessarily keto, it’s definitely keto-friendly and a cool way to enjoy lunch or dinner on a hot summer day. I adore this recipe and it’s so easy to get huge, fresh Louisiana shrimp at a great price. Poaching or boiling with the shells on adds a […]

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Happy Accident at 14 Parishes

Last weekend, John and I intended to check out Jazzy Pete’s, a new restaurant that opened recently in our old neighborhood on Oak Street. When we got there, I was both surprised and dismayed to discover it was no longer there. While standing there stupefied in front of the now […]

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