NolaVie Presents : Food

A sampling of stories about the many flavors of New Orleans.

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 »

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Eat: Cracklin Butter. The fat kid in me likes to think of butter as the universal condiment; it improves the taste of every food, short of raw fruits and vegetables (I’m guessing). So how do you improve an ... 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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Tales of the Cocktail is just around the bend, with boozy shenanigans beginning Wednesday, July 16th. Whether or not you dedicate some time to the cocktail extravaganza a visit (you should), we have an etceteras round-up of other ways for ... Read More »

Good Eggs in NOLA

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There’s a new way to make groceries in New Orleans. You can do it from home. In front of your computer. And your shopping bags will be filled with farm-to-market, artisan produce and staples, grown regionally in accepted ... Read More »

NOLA Studiola: My Nguyen

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For the final installment in NOLA Studiola summer reruns, we offer several bloggers who answered questions. My Nguyen is a poet and cook raised in Baton Rouge. She earned an MFA from Louisiana State University and is currently working on two ... Read More »

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