New Orleans, La. – The historic Sazerac Bar is special to a lot of New Orleanians, though it's extra special for one of my best friends. Let's call him Keith since, well, that's his name. He had a first date there with a young medical student named Eva one night in 2002, when the hotel where the Sazerac is located was called the Fairmont.
Embrace the new year! Take risks. Eat new things. Join the 74% of shoppers who are introduced to new flavors at farmers markets.
Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute Happy New Year! Risking my ruining of your plans for culinary excesses this evening, I'd like to discuss New Year's resolutions. Yes, I know. They tend to focus on eating less of this or that. Instead, why not resolve yourself to do more.
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.
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.
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.