Then-mayor Curtis Joubert courted controversy by banning electric rice cookers stating: “…rice cookers are not Cajun, and only black pots are in.” Continue Reading
When I was in culinary school in Alabama back in the 90s, I read the Birmingham News and the Birmingham Post-Herald every single day. On Wednesdays I kept a pair of scissors handy so I could cut recipes out of the food section.
Just like my mom and grandma did in the 70s. Continue Reading
Green beans, sweet corn, Irish potatoes, cabbage, squash, tomatoes, sweet onions, and peppers were just some of the vegetables she grew from seed and put up in Mason jars to get her family through the long, cold winters of Appalachia. Continue Reading
“We were rooting around in the freezer awhile back trying to ward off starvation and seeing which frozen meat packets we’d spirited in from Acadiana still held promise.
We found a log of Andouille from St John The Baptist Parish, a few smoked chicken wings and a sandwich bag filled with Hatch chiles. The peppers mark the end of the case we bought in Texas in September and roasted before trundling them home to New Orleans.
Time to hit the test kitchen.” A Recipe For Smoked Chicken Jambalaya With Andouille Sausage And Roasted Hatch Chiles
Mahalia Jackson was born in New Orleans in 1911. Raised, and taught to cook by her aunt Mahalia “Duke” Paul, 36 years passed before the young Jackson tasted success with her hit “Move Up a Little Higher.” It sold 8 million copies. Continue Reading
Every week of the year.
Year over year, since we were just little sprouts who could barely fry up a pan of baloney, whomp up a pan of biscuits, and fry a pair of proper over-medium eggs, we’ve started our day by making breakfast. Continue Reading