Lucullus, Culinary Antiques in the French Quarter

Lucullus New Orleans, on www.CourtneyPrice.comToday I am going to take you inside of one of the greatest shops on earth, LUCULLUS, which specializes in culinary antiques.  Located in New Orleans’ French Quarter for almost thirty years, the shop offers antiques from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Every object depicts or complements the grand pursuits of gastronomy. This is the first store to specialize exclusively in “culinary antiques”, a phrase coined by LUCULLUS. [Read more…]

New Orleans’ Cafe Du Monde- Past and Future (Expansion Rumors!)

Cafe Du Monde's  Beignets & Coffee - and expansion rumors on www.CourtneyPrice.comWhat is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of New Orleans? For many it is Cafe Du Monde’s glorious beignets and coffee.  No trip to New Orleans is complete without a stop to this food mecca. The copycat places of similar names have nothing on the real deal… and [Read more…]

New Orleans Food: Commanders Palace Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread Ingredients, Commanders Palace recipe on www.CourtneyPrice.com

The best garlic bread I have ever eaten is served at Commanders Palace in New Orleans. Back during my food formative years, when we would go to Commanders (when I sported the all-you-can-eat kid metabolism), they would just bring it to the table when you sat down, and I would inhale it with reckless abandon. To test whether my love of this bread was purely nostalgic, I tried it out on some friends over the weekend, and they all agreed that it is the best they had ever eaten. Better yet, it is quick and easy to make, so you don’t have to transport yourself to the Garden District to enjoy it.  This garlic bread packs a lot of punch in the flavor department, so it pairs nicely with a soup, especially offering a good balance for the more bland ones like tomato soup. The ingredients are simple and the execution is quick: [Read more…]

Galatoires Bread Pudding – a New Orleans Recipe for Great Entertaining

Galatoires Bread Pudding, French Quarter New Orleans cuisine, on www.CourtneyPrice.com

One of the best things about being from New Orleans is growing up with arguably some of the best food in the world. When you hone your taste buds with the finest ingredients and flavor combinations, you quickly learn the difference between “good food” and pure excellence — with the bar set high.  Which means if  you move away from New Orleans, you might have to eat at home more to satisfy the expectations of your palette.  With holidays around the corner, many of us are thinking of what we will serve our guests. If a quick trip to New Orleans to try Galatoire’s famous Bread Pudding in person is not in the cards, you can always bring this memorable dose of NOLA cuisine to your dinner table.  This is not a make ahead dish, but it is well worth factoring good timing into your meal. Galatoires says of this famous dessert: [Read more…]

Linens For Every Room and Occasion

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LINENS: For Every Room and Occasion

“Once you see all the ways embellishment can make linens distinctive and unique, piece to piece, you’ll understand why they’re fast-moving to the forefront of decorative decisions in home decor-”  -Jane Scott Hodges

One of the places I always tell my design savvy friends to shop in New Orleans is Leontine Linens. If you have ever been to the (flagship & only) store, you will know first hand what I speak of when I say it is linen heaven on earth. You can always shop on-line or with your local rep, but first you should pick up a copy of founder Jane Scott Hodges’ FANTASTIC book: Rizzoli’s LINENS: For Every Room and Occasion. The New Orleans girl in me is JUMPING UP and DOWN over how great this book is. This image-rich book is a gorgeous treasure trove of linens back story, advice, pointers, and visuals of design POSSIBILITY with Leontine Linens. Two words come to mind: [Read more…]