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The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Sunpie Barnes

“I don’t cook everyday. All the different types of work that I do: I have my regular nine-to-five working for the national park service, have been doing that forever, and […]

Michael Pellera Hits the Spot at Jamila’s Cafe

Jamila’s Café 7808 Maple St. (504) 866-4366   How did you find Jamila’s Café? Well, Jamila, she is the chef, and her husband, Moncef, who runs this place, happen to […]

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Helen Gillet

I was born in Belgium and my family is from Verviers, which is very close to where the fry originated. It started in the Meuse Valley—the Meuse is a river […]

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Marcia Ball

I get to cook about half the time. We play about 125 gigs a year, so I’m only here about half the time. I’m also blessed with a husband who […]

Alex McMurray Hits the Spot at Daniel’s

Daniel’s on the Bayou 3443 Esplanade Ave. (504) 940-5939   How did you find Daniel’s? My friend Jeff Treffinger came in here on a whim and told me I had […]

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Lars Edegran

“When I came to New Orleans in the ’60s, I didn’t know how to cook anything. I actually learned to cook while I was living in New York, that’s when […]

Evan Christopher Hits the Spot at Luke

Lüke 333 St. Charles Avenue (504) 378-2840   When did you start coming to Lüke? A few months ago. Came here with friends. First I thought, “Oh, it’s supposed to […]

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Antoinette K-Doe

“I just love to cook. When I’m cooking, my mother and grandmother are inside of me, so that means a lot. And that’s all I know, is to cook and […]

Topsy Chapman Hits the Spot at Palm Court Jazz Cafe

Palm Court Jazz Cafe 1204 Decatur Street (504) 525-0200   How long have you been coming to the Palm Court? I sang here on opening night in 1989. Had the […]

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with John Autin

“I’m not a great cook by any means. I’m just a piano player. My wife is the cook in the family. But this particular recipe is something that I’ve done […]