What’s good for the goose may not be so good for the grouper. Findings by the Natural Resources Defense Council in a survey of over 500 people in the Gulf states show that residents along the Gulf of Mexico eat far more seafood than the Food and Drug Administration figured when the federal government announced that Gulf seafood, post BP oil spill, was safe to eat.
Eleven a.m. on a Thursday morning, hunched in my writing hole, gulping my second cup of coffee, scanning the news on the net, and Times-Picayune restaurant writer Brett Anderson puts brunch in my face. It’s not fair.
Two more days to turkey day. For those of you getting ready to fry a turkey for the first time, here’s a video of Cajun chef Pat Mould frying a turkey on the Today Show a few years ago. Just like viewing A Wonderful Life at Christmas, I go back and watch Pat every year, it’s my refresher course before I attempt the Big Fry.
While pumpkin may be the chosen member of the Cucurbitaceae family for pies and other noshes at Thanksgiving, here in south Louisiana we favor a Convolvulaceae member for our dishes. That would be the sweet potato, cousin to the morning glory.
Champagne at New Year’s Eve, mint juleps on Derby Day, a beautiful Beaune for Passover (that was my dad’s way of blending his French heritage with Jewish observance): we who love wine and spirits have important traditions. And today is one of them.
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