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…]
Everyone loves comfort food. The braised short rib recipe I posted was such a success that I thought I should share another wonderful, easy recipe that will cook all day in the slow cooker while you work, making a perfect weekday meal. This delicious GUMBO takes me back to my New Orleans roots and the recipe comes from my father. Prep time is only about 30 minutes, and the entire house will smell great all day while the Gumbo cooks. [Read more…]
Today I bring you the New Orleans French Quarter Guide- a primer in food, drink, shopping, and language lessons. If you are planning a trip to the Crescent City, you may have booked your flights and hotel but are perhaps now wondering where to shop and where to eat and drink. Fear not, no worries of falling in to the jaws of a tourist trap if you are a first timer to this glorious city. Note: today’s post is just on the French Quarter. Stay tuned for upcoming posts on other areas of New Orleans- there is PLENTY to do so plan to pace yourself.
The map is key and many places are [Read more…]