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Tasty, Cold and Firm: Slurpin’ Up the Best Raw Oysters

The big question I always ponder about oysters is, what motivated the person who first picked up this rock-like thing from the bottom of some primordial lagoon and decided to […]

We Deliver!

It’s happened to us all…the dreaded “Munchies in the Night Syndrome.” I was a recent victim a few weeks ago, having come home exhausted from a rough day cranking out […]

Local Brews

When the weather gets hot, thoughts turn to things both cool and refreshing. Cold soups, chilled seafood and salads are all popular this time of year. And when it comes […]

Tasting the Greek

Most every year at this time I venture up to Chicago to attend the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Show. For people in the food business, it is the show of […]

Feasting Beyond the Fest: The Soul (Food) of New Orleans

The best restaurants in New Orleans, be they Creole, Continental, Cajun or Down Home, all use the same pantry. They all reach into a box packed with peppers, smoked sausages […]

Oysters

The amount of seafood, and the quality of it, that is consumed in New Orleans is staggering. In particular, the volume of certain shellfish—crabs, crawfish, shrimp and oysters, in particular—that […]

Cajun Blue Plate Specials

“Give me a good round or seven steak with potato salad or rice dressing, that’s Cajun cooking. I got to have that blue plate!” Chef Sonny Prather, Enola Prudhomme’s Cajun […]