NolaVie Presents : Cuisine

Food Porn: A tale of two sushis

Nigiri sushi at Horinoya include everything from fatty tuna belly to sea urchin and salmon roe.

  The Crescent City is, of course, world-renowned for its culinary scene, and justly so.  We're home to dishes you simply cannot find anywhere else in the world, and if you do, they're often pale facsimiles of the ... Read More »

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 with soul

We've Got Soul's fried green tomato slider

Creative projects come to life through myriad forms and processes. For local culinary entrepreneur Tres Barnard, owner and chef of soul food pop-up We’ve Got Soul, that project sprang from a makeshift kitchen sink and an empty orange ... 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 »

From the Kitchen Of: Karima Suleiman

Homemade hummus

I was welcomed into the beautiful home of Karima and Mamdoh Suleiman the evening of July 19 for a homemade Palestinian feast. On that same night, as zucchini stuffed with rice and meat bubbled in a bright red tomato ... Read More »

Recipe: Booty's Street Food's Thai coconut pancakes

Booty's Thai coconut pancakes

We recently ran a story about the evolution of Bywater restaurant Booty's Street Food, specializing in a global offering of street foods. Booty's kindly shared their brunch recipe for Thai coconut pancakes, so when you can't make it in ... Read More »

Booty's backstory

Booty's Street Food offers  a changing menu of global street foods. Pictured: Booty's shakshouka-- a Tunsinan dish of spicy tomato sauce, roasted vegetables, and a poached egg.

Booty’s Street Food is likely a familiar name to you. But what you may not know is the popular Bywater restaurant’s backstory, which, in fact, begins over 2,000 miles away from the Big Easy, in Seattle. When Hurricane Katrina ... 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 »

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