Breaking Bread: John Gendusa Bakery

Loafing around with French bread from John Gendusa’s, a century-old New Orleans bakery in Gentilly. Lovers of local culinary history all know the oft-told origin story of New Orleans’ famed po-boy. As the legend goes, restaurateurs Benny and Clovis Martin (a.k.a. the β€œMartin Bros.”) created the inexpensive meal to feed […]

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Let them eat (king) cake!

Traditional, French king cakes and where to find them in New Orleans. Though the king cake traveled to New Orleans from France approximately 150 years ago, the practice actually dates back centuries earlier to ancient pagan festivals. A bean was hidden inside a cake and the man who was lucky […]

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Up Close & Personal: Kelly Boffone

Kelly Boffone devotes her dreams to creating delicious, gluten-free and vegan pastries at Peacebaker A Chapelle High School graduate, Kelly Boffone is a local girl who gives back to the community she loves through pastry. Boffone has adored cooking since she was a young girl, watching Julia Child and Yan […]

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