Food

Louisiana Eats!
4:30 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Safety of Seafood

Where Y'Eat
2:05 pm
Thu July 1, 2010

Latino Groceries Spring Up in New Orleans

Shoppers at Mid-City's Ideal Market, newly converted to serve a Latin American clientele.

New Orleans, LA – If you looked at nothing but Census Bureau reports, you could conclude there's been just a small bump in the number of Latino people in the New Orleans area since Hurricane Katrina. But it seems the Census Bureau hasn't gone grocery shopping around town lately.

Read more
Louisiana Eats!
4:29 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

Chef Susan Spicer and Cold Smoking

From Lolis Eric Elie's Smokestack Lightening

2 cups sugar
  1/4 cup seasoned salt
1/4 cup celery salt
1/4 cup garlic salt
1/4 cup onion salt
1/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup chili seasoning
6 tablespoons ground black pepper
4 tablespoons ground white pepper
4 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons ground cloves
 1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon marjoram
 1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground coriander

Read more
Where Y'Eat
1:23 am
Thu June 24, 2010

Gulf Seafood: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

As fishing closures idle oyster boats near Grand Isle, La., many worry about the long-term impacts of BP's oil disaster on local fisheries.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

Read more
Louisiana Eats!
5:04 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

All About Red Beans

Buster Holmes World Famous Red Beans and Rice (Serves 6 - 8)

1 lb. red beans
1 lb. smoked ham hock
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
1 stick margarine

Pick through beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire till done (about 2 hours). Add salt, pepper and margarine and cook five minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce and French bread and butter.

Read more
Where Y'Eat
2:03 am
Thu June 17, 2010

"The New West End" in Frenier

Frenier, La., a tiny village on the western shore of Lake Pontchartrain where local seafood is the thing.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Local seafood plays a role in all kinds of things besides recipes in Louisiana, a relationship that helps explain some of the deep dread that sprang up as the BP oil disaster imperils it.

Read more
Louisiana Eats!
2:19 pm
Wed June 16, 2010

Time to Celebrate Father's Day

Poppy's "From Scratch" Chicken Stew and Dumplings (Serves 6 - 8)

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
Flour for dredging
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bellpepper
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 bottle of beer and 1 cups chicken stock or water
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
2 T hot sauce
Salt, cayenne and black pepper to taste
1 bunch thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Read more
Where Y'Eat
12:23 pm
Thu June 10, 2010

Festivals Ripe with Seafood & Tomatoes

Local Louisiana tomatoes, known as Creole tomatoes, are now coming into their seasonal glory.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Louisiana food festivals are often pegged to their calendar dates for good reasons, like seasonal freshness or cultural tradition. This weekend, a unique collection of festivals happening together in New Orleans show the importance of such timing, each for its own reason.

Read more
Louisiana Eats!
12:46 pm
Wed June 9, 2010

The Status of Oysters

Host, chef, and food expert Poppy Tooker talks oysters to a New Orleans chef, an oysterman and a marine biologist about what the future holds for these fine delicacies.

Read more
Where Y'Eat
12:05 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Oyster Festival Gets Cracking

A new festival is out to prove that New Orleans is America's oyster capital.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

It's been anything but smooth sailing for the Louisiana oyster industry recently. Destructive hurricanes in 2005 and 2008 wrecked boats and docks and buried oyster beds under storm-driven mud. The federal government has threatened to limit seasonal sales of its fresh product through pending regulation. And now, of course, a wave of oil unleashed by BP's engineering disaster in the Gulf has brought new peril for the oyster harvest and those who earn their living by it.

Read more

Pages