NolaVie Presents : Cuisine

Food Porn Friday: Playing with your food

"Crispy on the outside...creepy on the inside."

Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a particular fondness for playing with my food.  I’ve scoured my memories for the genesis of this behavior, and I think I’ve figured out where it all started: Halloween.  I ... Read More »

ChangeWorks: Cookbook Project teaches food literacy

The Cookbook Project uses cooking to address global health issues.

While teaching English in Hanoi, Vietnam, Adam Aronovitz noticed a disturbing trend in local eating habits. As part of an English lesson, Aronovitz had asked his students to name their favorite foods. He found the answers shocking. Pizza, ... Read More »

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 »

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