Jazz Fest Recipes, Thank a Nun Day, and Five Years in Heaven

Jazz Fest - Thank a Nun - Five Years in Heaven

Jazz Fest 2015 Spring has arrived, along with the heat and the rain down here in south Louisiana. But springtime in New Orleans brings more than just humidity, thunderstorms, and bad hair days. It also brings festivals. Last weekend, the French Quarter Festival kicked off the spring festival season for us, and over the next two weekends […]

CF198 – Trucks, Trends & Friends

The Catholic Foodie Podcast – Trucks, Trends & Friends

Food Trucks, Food Trends, and Foodie Friends Angela Sealana leaves voice feedback with several excellent suggestions for future Catholic Foodie podcast episodes, and I respond… dropping hints about the future of The Catholic Foodie podcast and its content. By the way, you can leave voice feedback for The Catholic Foodie podcast too! Just call 985-635-4974 […]

Mardi Gras 2015 with Lino Rulli in Photos

Lino Rulli in New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2015

It’s not Mardi Gras time, I know. That ship has sailed. But that’s the thing with Mardi Gras. Every year I take great photos, shoot video, and record clips for my podcast. But everything changes so abruptly – from Fat Tuesday to Ash Wednesday – that I never have time to post all the goodies […]

Trending in 2015: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Middle Eastern Food Hot New Trend in 2015

Have you heard the news? According to FoodBeast (at foodbeast.com), Middle Eastern cuisine is one of the top food trends of 2015. I’m not surprised. As I mentioned in my own Middle Eastern cookbook published last November, there is a large population of Lebanese Americans in the United States, particularly along the gulf coast. My […]

Lenten Fasting and Fuss

Lenten Fasting and Fuss

We catholics of the 21st century have it easy. Especially here in south Louisiana where fresh seafood is plentiful. But it used to not be that way. Today, for Roman Catholics, there are only two official fast days in the liturgical year: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In years (and centuries!) past, that was not […]

Theology on Tap, Gumbo Ya-Ya, and The Art of Work

Theology on Tap

The Catholic Conference for Moms (at http://CatholicConference4Moms.com) continues today and tomorrow. Today my presentation runs. It’s titled: How You and Your Family Can Eat Your Way to Salvation: A Foodie’s Guide. If you missed the conference, don’t fret. The entire conference (and a bunch of bonuses!) will be available for purchase on March 10th. And I […]

7 Unique Lenten Recipe Ideas for Fridays in Lent… with a Serving of Charity

Oven-Baked Salmon

Tired of fish sticks and tuna fish sandwiches on Fridays in Lent? Want something really yummy instead? On this Lenten Friday I want to share 7 unique recipe ideas for you and your family. Simple, easy, and tasty, these recipes will not only beckon your family to the table, they will keep them there… asking […]