Author Archives: Scott Gold

About Scott Gold

Native New Orleans food writer Scott Gold, author of "The Shameless Carnivore," has written for Gourmet, Edible Brooklyn, The New Orleans Advocate, Tasting Table, Thrillist, The Faster Times, and other publications. His Food Porn Friday column for NolaVie offers a mouth-watering photo designed to start culinary conversations in the Big Easy.

Food Porn Friday: Nice mussels!

Steamed mussels in a chili, coconut and lime broth, courtesy of Chef Jonathan Lestingi.

The phrase I most often find myself employing when it comes to the topic of seafood in South Louisiana is "an embarrassment of riches."  Between the oysters, shrimp, blue crabs, soft-shells, and stunningly beautiful Gulf fish, living in ... Read More »

Food Porn Friday: Hot day? Cold noodles.

Hiyashi chuka: Your new summertime romance.

It's no breathtaking mystery that I love ramen.  I have spoken often and passionately about my love of these Japanese wheat noodles, and how a bowl of hot, spicy ramen with a rich broth and a copious amount of ... Read More »

Food Porn Friday: (Buttermilk) Drop it like it's hot

Buttermilk drops via Scott Gold

I'm probably going to be pilloried for saying this, but I'm going to say it all the same: The beignet is not, in fact, the best home-grown New Orleans doughnut.  There it is.  I said it.  I can ... Read More »

Food Porn: Food Porn "Fry-day"

Belgian "frites" at Booty's Street Food feature a quintet of dipping options.

“Come in, son.  Have a seat.  You’re getting older now, almost a young man, able to make your own decisions and tell right from wrong and good from bad.  So it’s time I talked to you honestly and ... Read More »

Food Porn Friday: What we talk about when we talk about frozen daiquiris

Fresh fruit frozen daiquiris at St. Lawrence, in the French Quarter.  Take that, "Jungle Juice."

New Orleans, undisputedly, is the birthplace of the American cocktail. It's one of many notable cultural contributions by our town, and something we take a great deal of pride in to this very day. There's a good reason ... Read More »

Food Porn: Sup, dog!

This is how we do hot dogs in New Orleans, ya heard?

 Editor's note: It's Memorial Day, or, in the world of cured and processed meats -- dog day. Whether you're grilling in your backyard, passing though Dat Dog, or enviously looking on at the Fly as an adjacent party ... Read More »

Food Porn: Meet the meat board

The charcuterie board at Root: beef tendon and face bacon, anyone?

I suppose it was some time in the middle of the last decade, or somewhere thereabouts, that charcuterie boards started popping up on American restaurant menus.  They're nothing new to the world, of course -- the art and ... Read More »

Food Porn Friday: Eat your (nerdy) fruits and vegetables

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  Sometimes, when you're an eater with a broad and adventurous appetite, it seems like there's nothing new under the sun.  Ghost chili cotton candy?  Ramen tacos? A living terrarium of foie gras?  Been there, done that, bought ... Read More »

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