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.
Under the sure hand of Patrick Poupart, the little French bakery on Pinhook continues to evolve.
The latest synergy in the local food world is the new paring between Café Vermilionville and Philippe’s Wine Cellar.
in case you missed it