Where Y'Eat
1:19 am
Thu July 8, 2010

A Cafe Where Hope is the Daily Special

Cafe Hope operates within the Hope Haven complex in Marrero.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Courtney Theard's first day on the job as a cook at a Gretna country club turned into an unanticipated trial by fire. The 19-year-old New Orleans native reported for duty that first day last month ready to learn the ropes, but when the club's chef went home ill, he suddenly found himself responsible for turning out a luau-style dinner for a big party in the dining room.

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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.

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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

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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. –

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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