NolaVie Presents : Cuisine

Poems shake up Prohibition cocktail culture


For 30 years, Olive Leonhardt’s illustrations and writings sat in her granddaughter’s basement in Woodstock, New York. If it hadn’t been for a threatening flood, Gay Leonhardt might never have had to bring those boxes upstairs, forcing her to go ... Read More »

Food Porn: Nice buns!

"Bacos" (Vietnamese tacos) at Ba Chi Canteen

I have to admit, even I have gotten caught up in the New Orleans obsession with Vietnamese cuisine in recent years (though it may never trump my deep and abiding love of Japanese yakitori and ramen). Citizens of the ... Read More »

Food Porn: Vive la snaque!

Radishes and butter 1

  Here in the God-fearing, good ole U.S. of A., we tend to be a bit, shall we say, "stubborn," when it comes to our snacking habits. When you think "snack," you probably think of chips and salsa, pigs ... Read More »

Food Porn Friday: Winning friends with salad

The doctor told me to eat more vegetables. Prescription noted.

When I first visited McClure’s Barbecue on Magazine Street, just after they’d opened, I had a lengthy and genial conversation with pitmaster Neil McClure. We talked about brisket and chicken and pulled pork, about low-and-slow methods, seasonings and ... Read More »

Food Porn Friday: What about kebab?

Doner kebab

Some things in this life are so innately, profoundly wonderful that they have the ability to easily cross all boundaries, from the rich to the poor, spanning the globe and traipsing over cultural boundaries in the process.  Coffee ... Read More »

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