Food

Where Y'Eat
8:24 am
Sat October 3, 2009

Satsumas

Photo courtesy of marketumbrella.org

New Orleans, LA – Who would have thought that without the Society of Jesus, we'd probably not be enjoying satsumas in Greater New Orleans? Let me explain, when the Jesuits arrived here at the start of the 18th century, they also brought with them citrus plants from Asia - including the iconic, loose skinned, seedless tangerine from Satsuma in Japan us locals adore - the Satsuma. Jesuits planted orchards along the banks of the Mississippi River - a practice that continues in Plaquemines Parish (and near Jesuit Bend).

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Where Y'Eat
2:05 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Taking School Lunch Back to the Drawing Board

New Orleans, LA – It's pretty hard to find lunch for under $5 these days. But thousands of New Orleanians are getting their midday meal for about a buck.

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Where Y'Eat
9:51 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Pret-a-Marche : Market Baskets

Many farmers markets, supermarkets, and even farmers themselves are branding their shopping experience with ecological tote bags.
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New Orleans, LA – From the ethic of reuse and recycle to the fair trade baskets from West African villages, farmers markets shoppers are expressing their personal ethics be they political, practical, or fashionable with the bags and baskets of their choosing:

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Where Y'Eat
2:18 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Feeding the Oktoberfest Masses

New Orleans, LA –

Everyone wants to be Irish on March 17, St. Patrick's Day. For German Americans, however, the ethnic adulation is less intense but lasts a whole lot longer.

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Where Y'Eat
9:51 am
Fri September 18, 2009

Guinea Fowl widens consumers' poultry possibilities

Chef Leah Chase has held a constant presence at the Crescent City Farmers Market since its founding in 1995, often shopping at autumn's peak season for greens.
Photo courtesy of marketumbrella.org

New Orleans, LA – Farmers Market Minute 9-19-09 with Richard McCarthy
Guinea Fowl

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Where Y'Eat
8:16 am
Fri September 11, 2009

Fall Planting

Is August too early to plant radishes in coastal Louisiana? What about September? Why not ask your farmer?
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Where Y'Eat
1:56 pm
Thu September 10, 2009

Tweeting for Your Supper

New Orleans, LA – It wasn't that long ago that having a mere Web page put restaurateurs on the forefront of online marketing and tech-savvy self-promotion. More recently, a few have added official restaurant blogs where regular customers and curious others can keep abreast of specials and kitchen doings.

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Where Y'Eat
10:11 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Apples

Market favorite, Arkansas blacks.
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New Orleans, LA – This week on the farmers Market Minute we look at Apples

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Where Y'Eat
10:22 am
Fri August 28, 2009

Reinventing the habitual ritual of neighborhood markets

New Orleans, LA – In 1995, marketumbrella.org reinvented tradition by inviting farmers and fishers back to the center of New Orleans to sell the fruits of their labors in a recurrent public setting. In the Katrina recovery years, the further proliferation of public markets has been among the authentic expressions of neighborhood resilience in a recovery that has put many residents' backs to the wall.

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Where Y'Eat
1:57 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

Counting Losses and Blessings

New Orleans, LA –

The Katrina anniversary is naturally when we look back on all that's happened since the disaster, for better or worse. In the realm of New Orleans restaurants, there's a lot to consider, not lest being the roll call of lost restaurants.

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