NolaVie Presents : Cuisine

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 »

Here, chickie, chickie: Meet the Cluck Truck

cluck truck

Meet Luca DiSomma, the mastermind behind appropriately named fried chicken food truck the Cluck Truck. The Cluck Truck rolls in a short compact bus, the former home to DiSomma’s original brainchild, Italian-oriented Guideaux’s Food Truck, which now only operates for catering ... 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 »

You've come a long way, crybaby


When the lovable Mrs. Muffin asked me a question on live television in 1952, I froze. When I was supposed to present something before not just the lower school but also the middle school, and I knew my cousin ... Read More »

For those with a yen for Ya ka Mein

Ya ka mein

The world is filled with abundant egomaniacs, too many pyromaniacs and, in certain parts of New Orleans, our own born-and-bred ya ka meiniacs. Some worry that the latter, fervent devotees of Ya ka mein, that spicy, oh-so-salty street-food soup, ... Read More »

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