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.

Construction? It has to be aliens


If you, like me, are in the habit of following all the breaking news in the world of astrophysics, you might have been captivated by a recent exhilarating discovery, the kind that makes nerds like me drop our ... Read More »

Food Porn: Attack of the Shakshouka

The Shukshuka-gator at Kingfish featured a softly baked egg over alligator ragu

There are several reasons why my introduction to the Middle Eastern dish called shakshouka was both memorable and also kind of weird. First, I adore the food of that region, and while I can't claim to have ever been ... Read More »

Food Porn: Confessions of an egg hacktivist

The author's "Healthy McMuffin": turkey, egg, Sriracha and avocado. Eat that, clown.

The time has come once again, my friends, to discuss that perfect, beautiful, indispensible food without which life would be naught but shallow, melancholy grayness: the egg. Ah, the egg. I've discussed this Platonic ideal of a foodstuff ... Read More »

So SAD: A malady in black and gold


Editor's note: Scott Gold has been worried lately. Every autumn he sees his loved ones overtaken by something beyond his control. It doesn’t last but a day or so, but friends and family will isolate themselves, bite their fingernails, ... Read More »

Food Porn: A New Classic

Shrimp Henican at Commander's Palace

On a recent visit to Commander's Palace, a restaurant that's always held a special place in my heart, I made sure to order a few favorites. It's nigh impossible for me not to call for the famous turtle soup au ... Read More »

Proposed New Orleans street name changes

Should we rename this for John Larroquette?

Recently, Mayor Mitch Landrieu made the controversial stand to remove various public monuments that many local citizens consider offensive, such as those commemorating Confederate General Robert E. Lee and President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis. In that same ... Read More »

Food Porn: Vacation edition

"Iridescent shark sandwich," a Gulf Coast specialty. No, really.

Dear friends: Today your trusty NolaVie Food Pornographer is, in fact, not in New Orleans at all, but relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast. And by "relaxing," I mean "eating." And by "eating," ... Read More »

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