Marcelle Bienvenu: The Queen of Cajun Cooking
Born and raised in St. Martinville, in southwest Louisiana, Marcelle Bienvenu grew up “where good cooking was almost as large an article of faith as the
Okra and Conversion of the Heart (Sorta…)
When I was a kid, I hated okra. I would even pick it out of my gumbo and set it
on a plate or a paper
Louisiana: The Land of Milk and Honey… And Shrimp!
It’s shrimp season here in Louisiana, and the shrimp are plentiful! Each year
Louisiana shrimpers catch 90 – 120 million pounds of both brown
The first time I had a Shrimp Remoulade Salad was at Mandina’s in New Orleans
[http://www.mandinasrestaurant.com]. I was young, in college at the Franciscan
University of Steubenville, and we
Feed Your Soul!
There are many ways to look at that statement, but Cafe Reconcile takes an approach to “Feed Your Soul!“ that is very similar to The Catholic Foodie and to Around
Around The Table Radio for Friday, May 3, 2013
We had an exciting show on Friday, May 3 that included talk about Jazz Fest foods, Crawfish Bread, and Vaucresson Sausage. Our guests for
Easter Is a Season
Our secular culture does not think so, but it is true. Easter is a season that
spans 50 days and culminates with the celebration of Pentecost.
Life is full
Did You Hear the One About the Alligator and the Archbishop?
It all started on Ash Wednesday.
Someone over at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery posted a picture of a 3 year old letter on
The other day I shared a soup recipe for #SundaySupper. It was my recipe for Louisiana Caldo, and it features a peculiar ingredient: pickled pork.
Now, I say it’s a
Louisiana Caldo: Mustard Greens & Pickled Pork
What is Louisiana Caldo?
Louisiana Caldo is a thick, nourishing soup that is traditional to the Isleños… settlers of St. Bernard Parish (outside of New Orleans proper)
White Beans & Rice: It’s Not All Red Beans Down Here
I know. I know. Red Beans & Rice is like a staple down here. Believe me, I know.
I also know that I
There’s nothing like a good sandwich. And, lucky for me, New Orleans is the birthplace of a couple of legendary and world-famous sandwiches: the Po-Boy and the Muffuletta.