In & Around New Orleans

August 14, 2014

Dear Readers, We know we’ve been MIA for some time now, but that is because we have moved on to what we hope are bigger and better things. While you can still visit this site for recipes, we are now moving our efforts and attention to Personal Chef Services in New Orleans. Please check us […]

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Fourth of July Round Up!

July 5, 2012

Happy belated 4th of July to all of you out there! We hope you all enjoyed the holiday with friends and family and took a few moments to reflect on what it means to be a part of this country. Here in New Orleans we celebrated the birth of our nations with food, games, a […]

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Pizza Margherita

June 13, 2012
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Hi Friends! Remember us? We used to write about food, mostly in New Orleans, sometimes in funny places like the North East and Europe. We even posted recipes and reviewed the occasional restaurant. Delicious! Well, I don’t have to tell you that life gets messy and busy and complicated. We’ve recently had the great fortune […]

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Bite Me: Toup’s Meatery

April 20, 2012
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The fantastic Charcuterie Platter from the newly opened Toup’s Meatery in Mid-City. Also worth an order: Lamb Neck with Mint Chow Chow and Black Eyed Pea Salad

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Bite Me: Sur Empanadas

March 10, 2012
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Empanada de Carne & Empanada de Espinaca y Queso from Sur Empanadas at Hollygrove Market and Farm

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Piecing Together Origami

January 13, 2012

The recently opened Origami continues the trend of resurgence and rebirth on Freret Street (ten restaurants and counting!). Not only is it another bustling restaurant along a corridor that has become synonymous with food, but it marks an extreme makeover for the building that once housed the notorious Friar Tucks, which mercifully closed after a […]

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Norway in New Orleans

November 9, 2011
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I’m not sure why it has taken us quite this long to write about the New Orleans Norwegian Seaman’s Church, but spurred on by last weekend’s Scandinavian Festival, here goes. Seaman’s Churches, or Sjømannskirken, exist in a variety of cities across the globe and throughout this country. You can get the full details here, but the Churches were founded […]

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Seared Scallops with Parsnip Mash

November 1, 2011
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A simple and delicious recipe for your Tuesday morning. We recently had a wonderful dish at Gautreau’s Restaurant (named one of NOLA’s top 10 of 2011 by Brett Anderson), a seared scallop appetizer on a bed of creamy corn pudding topped with fava beans and bacon vinaigrette. The scallops were plump, the corn pudding creamy and sweet. […]

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Noodle & Pie Pops Up at Coulis

October 5, 2011
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As NOLA Defender reported last week the gang over at Dante’s Kitchen is joining the pop-up restaurant parade. Because these guys clearly have way too much free time on their hands you can, for the foreseeable future, find them Sunday and Monday nights at Coulis (3625 Prytania) serving up piping hot bowls of handmade ramen […]

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Let’s Talk Turkey

September 28, 2011
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For those readers in the New Orleans area, let me introduce you to the Atlas Foundation. No, it has nothing to do with Ayn Rand and I am not trying to sell you on the theories of Objectivism. The Atlas Foundation is a non-profit, faith based multicultural organization that just so happens to be hosting a […]

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