Weekly Menu Spotlight

Weekly Menu Spotlight: Greek Out

June 15, 2011
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I’m a little Greek. Half to be exact, a fact that I am equal parts proud of and¬†ambivalent towards. I didn’t get the benefit of olive skin or dark hair and I sunburn like an albino (I can thank my mother’s Scottish genes for that one). I do however love Greek food. New Orleans is […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Grilled Loin of Elk

March 25, 2011

The Gourmet: Our menu this week is a random collection of things I thought sounded yummy together. Ahh, the science of cooking! Writer¬†Hank Shaw recently wrote a lament in The Atlantic regarding the impossibility of recreating the incredible and sublime recipes from NOMA: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine. For those not familiar with the […]

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Come Si Dice: Weekly Menu Spotlight?

March 16, 2011

The Gourmet: Hey guys, it’s been a while. My how I’ve missed you. I’ve also missed cooking, dining out, drinking wine, having a life and all of those other blog related details that allow me to write post more often then every two weeks or so. Mardi Gras behind us and the last three weeks […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Pardon The Interruption

February 24, 2011

The Gourmet: Please forgive my lack of postings recently, that whole life/job/real world thing has recently been getting in the way from our eating/cooking/going out schedule and exciting new meals have been replaced by takeout from Jazmine Cafe. So I know it’s not actually spring yet and it doesn’t officially arrive until March 20th, but […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Fancy Foul

February 16, 2011

The Gourmet: This week’s menu can also be considered my attempt at bribery. My friend Matt, at long last is has moved to NOLA in order to join the Fire Department. After a four day long road trip, he and his girlfriend arrived Saturday night, fresh from the Makers Mark Distillery. The next few days […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Super Bowls of Chili

February 11, 2011

The Gourmet: Chili is always an after thought in our house. I’ve cooked it once in my life and probably only eaten it a few more times. But, once a year when the Super Bowl rolls around, it seems like a logical dish to make for chilly weather and large, ornery, beer swilling crowds On […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Cooking a Classic

February 4, 2011

The Gourmet: So I’ll be the first one to admit it: Sometimes cooking gets tedious. I love to cook, I do it most nights, but every once in a while I will have a gang heading my way and no motivation or inspiration. Chef’s Block, as I will from here on out refer to it, […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Kill The Wabbit!

January 27, 2011

The Gourmet: Kill de Wabbit?! Consider this post to be half Weekly Menu Spotlight and half Public Service Announcement. For those not familiar with the classic Merry Melodies Cartoon “What’s Opera Doc?” just imagine, if you will, Wagner’s Ring Cycle told in six minutes with Bugs and Elmer Fudd as the protagonists. It’s classic. It’s cheeky. […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Southern Comfort (Food)

January 23, 2011

The Gourmet: Black Drum AmandineTomato Bread PuddingBroiled Lemon & Garlic Asparagus  Gourmand and I had friends in recently and we spent three days doing what we do best: stuffing them with food and drink. Unfortunately, a trip to Vizard’s, a day in the quarter, and a feast of gumbo weren’t enough. We had to come […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: And Now For Something Completely Different

January 16, 2011

The Gourmet: Do you ever feel like you cook the same things over and over? Do the same ingredients end up on your table night after night? I know I am guilty of both. I have this problem with books as well, the same six or so story lines keep finding their way to my […]

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