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Where Y'Eat
2:35 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

The Year in New Orleans Restaurants

Mondo, pictured, was part of a rich harvest of new restaurants in 2010.
Ian McNulty WWNO

If some people out there still don't yet appreciate the heritage of our cuisine and the natural abundance that fuels it, I really wish they would get with the program already. After all, I don't think our region can stand another brutal lesson in just how much it all means.

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All Things New Orleans
1:06 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

All Things New Orleans: Jim Tucker, TEDxNOLA, and The Saints

Louisiana Speaker of the House Jim Tucker discusses the Gulf Opportunities Zone Act, Richard McCarthy speaks from the TEDxNOLA Conference, and Jim Mulvihill celebrates The Saints' playoff bid.

Louisiana Eats!
2:52 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

Poppy Tooker invites Louisiana caviar processor John Burke into the studio and imbibes in the intoxicating aura of Margarita Bergen.

Cajun Caviar (Yields 8 cups)

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The Reading Life
12:35 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Ted O'Brien, Rodger Kamenetz, and Rob Verchick

We look back at the past literary year in New Orleans with author escort Ted O'Brien, hear a list of 2010's best books and events and a poem by Rodger Kamenetz, as well as Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with Rob Verchick.

Farmers Market Minute
12:45 pm
Sat December 25, 2010

Farmers Markets Closed Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! In a rare moment of commercial restraint, our regions farmers markets are closed for two successive Saturdays. Christmas Day and New Year's Day. This allows for farming families to spend time at home together like everybody else. Needless to say, weekday farmers markets remain open.

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:56 pm
Fri December 24, 2010

Quilts for the Holidays

Andre Perry

Andre Perry compares holiday family bonding with quiltmaking.

All Things New Orleans
3:10 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

The Northshore, John Besh, and Reveillon

A Northshore resident gives back to his community, Chef John Besh speaks from the TEDxNOLA conference, and Eve Abrams reminds us about a local holiday tradition, Reveillon.

StoryCorps N.O.
11:22 am
Thu December 23, 2010

StoryCorps: Roland Gibson

Roland Gibson (l) and Christo Raines

In this conversation recorded March 31, 2010 with Innocence project worker Christo Raines, Mr. Gibson talks about how he dealt with his unjust incarceration, how boxing at Angola prison helped him get through the ordeal, and how the experience haunted him even after his release in 1993. He talks about how the world had changed while he was behind bars.

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Where Y'Eat
5:28 am
Thu December 23, 2010

The French Quarter's French 75

Arnaud's Restaurant

The holiday season is my favorite time to be in the French Quarter. The Old World architecture and the narrow streets seem especially evocative. Strings of lights curl around wrought iron balconies like ivy, carriageways are framed in green flocking and some gas lanterns even wear red Christmas bows as their orange flames flicker away against brick and reflect on flagstone paving.

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Louisiana Eats!
2:04 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Christmas with Mignon Faget

New Orleans icon Mignon Faget

Daube Glacee (Yields 4 dozen slices)

3/4 cup shredded beef (roast or boiled beef)
20 pimento stuffed green olives, sliced
1 box veal stock
2 packages gelatin
1 bunch green onions, minced
4 Tablespoons flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons Lea & Perrin Worcestershire sauce

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