Tag: new orleans

Get Your Beignets Ready for Mardi Gras

Get Your Beignets Ready for Mardi Gras

| February 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s Mardi Gras season, a perfect time to enjoy New Orleans-style beignets. Find out which Bay Area restaurants are offering these tasty doughnuts, and try Stephanie Rosenbaum’s easy recipe for making fresh beignets at home.

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‘Treme’ Cookbook Captures the Flavor of A Show and A City

‘Treme’ Cookbook Captures the Flavor of A Show and A City

| August 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Melissa Block talks with Lolis Eric Elie, a writer and editor behind the HBO series Treme about a new cookbook written in the voices of the show’s characters. Elie says it reflects both old New Orleans traditions and more recent influences.

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Super Bowl Food: Red and Gold Inspiration

Super Bowl Food: Red and Gold Inspiration

Nate Silver swears the 49ers will defeat the Ravens this Super Bowl Sunday in New Orleans. So get ready to toast our hometown team with 49er Red and Gold Beet Salad, Lip-Smacking Lip-Synching Barbecued Shrimp, and Bourbon St Chocolate Cake.

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Fried Seafood in New Orleans + Mardi Gras Slideshow

Fried Seafood in New Orleans + Mardi Gras Slideshow

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

New Orleans is one of my favorite eating towns. Granted, San Francisco is where my heart is, but New Orleans speaks to me. New Orleanians seem to just eat life up with gusto. And I love that they have managed to preserve a culinary history and food culture that is so distinctly their own. I jump at every chance I get to visit NOLA, and with Mardi Gras festivities in full swing, this is a prime time to be in town.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Grand Oaks, Risibisi, Elite Cafe (603)

Check, Please! Bay Area: Grand Oaks, Risibisi, Elite Cafe (603)

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 6: episode 3 airs Thursday July 21 at 7:30pm on KQED TV 9. The third episode of the season features these restaurants: Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge (Oakland), Risibisi Italian Restaurant (Petaluma) and The Elite Cafe (San Francisco).

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Cochon 555 in NOLA

Cochon 555 in NOLA

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

5 chefs + 5 pigs + 5 wineries converge in New Orleans for an evening of porcine bliss. Cochon 555 comes to San Francisco on June 5.

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Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras!

Tracing the roots of Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday, with tips on finding the best recipes and restaurants for celebrating.

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Vegan Beignets for Mardi Gras

Vegan Beignets for Mardi Gras

| March 5, 2011 | 5 Comments

Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and if you can’t be in New Orleans, you may as well celebrate at home with these delicious treats. Beignets’ ingredients have simple substitutes, making for a very easily veganizable recipe. Enjoy them with a coconut milk café au lait!

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Cochon Butcher, New Orleans

Cochon Butcher, New Orleans

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

New Orleans takes its swine seriously. Lunch at Cochon Butcher means no shortage of homemade charcuterie and specialty meats, from a classic Muffaletta, to a Pulled BBQ Pork stunner, to Bacon Pralines.

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Gridiron Gastronomy for Super Bowl Sunday

Gridiron Gastronomy for Super Bowl Sunday

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’m excited about the Super Bowl, not just because the game should be good, but because party hosts all over the country will have such a stellar culinary tradition to mine for inspiration. The kitchen table face-off on Sunday will be as interesting as the on-field action: on one side, offerings from one of America’s most storied indigenous food cultures — and on the other, perhaps a cornucopia of delicacies from a less-celebrated bastion of gastronomic excellence…

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Yats: New Orleans Po’ Boys

Yats: New Orleans Po’ Boys

| May 20, 2009 | 5 Comments

Yats: this hidden gem tucked inside a bar pays homage to New Orleans style po’ boys and other absurdly delicious comfort food like steak fries and mac-n-cheese.

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Taste of New Orleans

Taste of New Orleans

| June 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

One needs many lifetimes to enjoy all that the Crescent City has to offer. Alas, I only have ten days and one stomach. That hasn’t stopped me from trying, though. Here are just a few of the highlights from the past week…. If you’re here during the winter and if someone you know owns an […]

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Calas: Creole Rice Fritters

Calas: Creole Rice Fritters

| June 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

You know you’re in a food town when the postcard racks stock recipe cards to mail back to your friends. It’s been a long, hot, humid and delicious weekend in New Orleans. Pacing has been key, of course, from judging just how many blocks a human can walk under intense sun to learning how many […]

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Shrimp Po-boy

Shrimp Po-boy

| May 1, 2008 | 5 Comments

You know when you take a bite of something and you realize that this is a taste you are going to crave? Like salted caramel ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery. It’s usually something you can’t get just anywhere. For me it often happens when I’m traveling somewhere and I won’t easily find that taste again […]

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