Crawfish Bisque – Part 1

A really good gumbo is a dish you might eat a few times a year. Crawfish bisque – made in the traditional, labor-intensive way – is a dish you might eat a few times per DECADE. Cleaning and stuffing and stewing, oh my! But it is so, so worth it. My question is: how many extra… Read More Crawfish Bisque – Part 1


Rice Pilaf

The first sit-down restaurant experience that I remember was of Morrison’s Cafeteria in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. Back in the seventies, the waiters at Morrison’s still wore tuxedo-like uniforms and carried your tray to your table. My seven- or eight-year-old self was impressed beyond belief not just with the waiters but with the seemingly… Read More Rice Pilaf