Emeril’s Natchitoches Meat Pies for Jazz Fest

Meat Pies- credit Colin Lacy

Must-Have Foods at Jazz Fest: Natchitoches Meat Pies I mentioned yesterday that Chef Emeril Lagasse is sharing his recipes for some of his favorite Jazz Fest fare. You can also find his list of Jazz Fest Survival Tips at Emeril.com. You can also find suggested performers to see and Jazz Fest food and drinks to try, […]

Chef John Besh and Tommy Cvitanovich to Speak at Catholic Men’s Event

Chef John Besh and Tommy Cvitanovich

New Orleans Chefs to Speak at Men’s Morning of Spirituality The 19th Men’s Morning of Spirituality, organized by The Catholic Men’s Fellowship in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will be held this Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, located at 4640 Canal St. in […]

King Creole Food Truck Brings Cajun and Creole Cuisine to Burlington, NC

Smoked Chicken and Andoullie Sausage Gumbo

Chef Micah Martello and the King Creole Food Truck Chef Micah Martello has been in the food business for over 20  years. He’s been an executive chef, a food and beverage director, and a restaurant owner. He now owns and operates a Louisiana-themed food truck in Burlington, NC. Originally from Baton Rouge (we graduated high […]

Cajun or Creole?

Louisiana Cajun vs Creole

Which Is It? Cajun or Creole? I was in Lafayette on Friday. My wife and I made the 2-hour drive to join our friends in their celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony. The wedding was BEAUTIFUL! Celebrated in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, the Nuptial Mass highlighted the beautiful and lofty […]

#NOLAChefsAid for the Philippines Needs YOUR Help!

Ralphie Triple Dog Dare NOLA Chefs Aid

New Orleans Chefs to Cook Up Food, Fun and Philanthropy to Benefit the Philippines – Tomorrow Night! Last week I published an article about an exciting culinary event in New Orleans that aims to raise much-needed funds for the recovery efforts in the Philippines, which is still reeling from the devastation wrought by Super Typhoon […]

Reaching the Youth of New Orleans Through Food and Etiquette

Chef Carolyn Shelton

Food and Etiquette: How Chef Carolyn Shelton Makes a Difference in New Orleans Originally from Lafayette, LA, Chef Carolyn Shelton now reside in New Orleans. She is a cookbook author, a caterer, and an advocate for opportunity youth. In addition to cooking demos and motivational speaking, she also teaches manners and etiquette to the youth of […]

Eat St. Comes to LOLA Deux in Covington!

White Truffle Fries from Lola Deux

The Cooking Channel / Food Network’s Eat St. in Covington!  Eat St. is a TV series on The Cooking Channel and Food Network that explores street food. Eat Street is a lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food. From Tijuana-style tacos served out of an Airstream trailer and pizzas baked in […]

La Petite Grocery and Chef Justin Devillier

Blue Crab Beignets

***Update 08/29/2013 – Chef Justin on Top Chef!!!*** We had no idea at the time, but Chef Justin Devillier has been tapped to be on Bravo’s Top Chef: New Orleans this Fall, which debuts on October 2. Padma Lakshmi, hostess of Bravo’s Top Chef, launched 6 “webisodes” called Padma’s Picks the week after we produced […]

Lisa Hendey – Catholic Mom & Catholic Tourist


Lisa Hendey & Chef Joey La Bella Join Us Around the Table Chef Joey La Bella, executive chef on the Steamboat Natchez, and Lisa Hendey – founder of CatholicMom.com and CatholicTourist.com – join us on this edition of Around The Table Food Show, which originally aired on Friday, July 19, 2013. The Steamboat Natchez Launches […]

Summer Cooking with Marcelle Bienvenu, The Queen of Cajun Cooking

Summer Bounty from the Farmers Market

Marcelle Bienvenu: The Queen of Cajun Cooking Born and raised in St. Martinville, in southwest Louisiana, Marcelle Bienvenu grew up “where good cooking was almost as large an article of faith as the Catholic religion.” As a child her daily life was filled with good food… like “freshly baked sweet potatoes slathered with homemade butter […]

Fr. Leo Patalinghug and Grace Before Meals

Fr Leo Patalinghug

Fr. Leo Joins Us on Around The Table Food Show On Friday, June 7, Fr. Leo Patalinghug of GraceBeforeMeals.com joined us as a guest on the Around The Table Food Show. Fr. Leo is no stranger to any of us. A priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Fr. Leo studied in Rome at the same […]

9 Classic Louisiana Shrimp Recipes… Plus 3 More!

Fresh Louisiana Shrimp

Louisiana Shrimp Are Now in Season… Are You Ready? You might be wondering exactly what I mean by “shrimp season.” After all, aren’t shrimp available year-round (at least all along the Gulf of Mexico)? True. Shrimp are available year-round because shrimp freeze so well. But we do, in fact, have shrimp seasons here in Louisiana, […]