D.L Menard Is Dead

D.L Menard has passed away and our hearts are broken. The legend from Erath, Louisiana died yesterday Thursday July 28th 2017. Born as Doris Leon Menard to Ophy and Helena Primeaux Menard in 1932 in Vermillion Parish, the lanky country man commanded stages around the globe, and brought Cajun string band music to millions of listeners. We wrote a piece on the great man barely one month ago.

Rest in peace Mr Menard.

Lupita is the proprietor of La Fogata in Austin, Texas and her kitchen is spotless

I’ve been fortunate in my life as a cook to have worked in some extraordinarily clean kitchens. When I was at Backstage under Ray Tatum, at the end of a shift we’d fill up a big kettle, bring it to a boil then use the 212°F water to clean everything in the kitchen including the floors. Continue Reading