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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:01 am
 This is the third column in four weeks that I’ll have written about the food and people of Southern Louisiana. The first two were in response to culinary news: the passing of Paul Prudhomme, w...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 For most of my life, my family’s Thanksgiving menu was set in stone. With the exception of cranberries, much, if not all, of it came from our own garden/farm: potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, l...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:01 am
Last week I wrote about Paul Prudhomme, the chef who first brought Cajun cooking to America’s forefront. Below are three of my most favorite Prudhomme recipes.This is what Prudhomme made at Chicago�...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:01 am
Emeril Lagasse may be a more familiar household name these days. But it was another chef who introduced Cajun cuisine to America, creating a popularity that still exists: Paul Prudhomme, who passed aw...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
 For as long as I can remember, St. Louis has been a beer town. And for most of that time, St. Louis was a one-brewery town. Anheuser-Busch ruled the roost; even sighting a Miller High Life – t...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” –John Godfrey SaxeNineteenth century American poet/lawyer Saxe’s quip is still commonly used,...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 Would you like to drink a shrub? I’m not talking about drinking bushes you might have in your yard, but a class of sweet/sour beverages that is centuries old. But shrubs are enjoying a renaiss...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:01 am

One dough, many possibilities

 It’s used to make one of the most traditional and delectable complements for wine but has many other guises both savory and sweet; probably the best known to Americans are cream puffs and écl...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:01 am
 Supper clubs. They’re a blast from the past that are struggling to compete with national chain restaurants even as they’re experiencing a renaissance with a resurgence of customers that love...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:01 am
 I’m addicted to farmers markets. (Is there a 12-step program for that?) Season allowing, they’re high on my must-visit list wherever I travel. In Mediterranean countries the most fascinating...

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