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Haute Plates

Our weekly blog on the New Orleans fine dining scene

Staples

Or Why Granola Is Not Just for Hippies Anymore

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Classics

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Cuisines Of The Nation

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On Being a Food Writer

Yes, Again…

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Summer Dining Events

Are Hot and Cheap

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Three-Week Onion-Lichen and Fried Chicken for the Masses

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Forager

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Restaurant History, Food Culture and Events

On Fried Tarantulas, NYC Chinese Food and a Wine Dinner

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New Products!

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Shrimp, Beautiful Shrimp

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The Times Are Changing

EatWith and a Thai Popup

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Distinguishing Between Recent Visitors

A Public Service Announcement For The City Of New Orleans

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Plate Lunch

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Dining Out

Tana and Tujague’s

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Mis-impressions and Anna's Closing

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Food Obsessions

Peruvian causa and more

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Haute Plates

Our weekly blog on the New Orleans fine dining scene

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Robert D. Peyton was born at Ochsner Hospital and, apart from four years in Tennessee for college and three years in Baton Rouge for law school, has lived here his entire life. He is a strong believer in the importance of food to our local culture and in the importance of our local food culture, generally. He has practiced law since 1994, and began writing about food on his website, www.appetites.us, in 1999. He mainly wrote about partying that year, obviously.

In 2006, New Orleans Magazine named Appetites the best food blog in New Orleans. The choice was made relatively easy due to the fact that Appetites was, at the time, the only food blog in New Orleans.

He began writing the Restaurant Insider column for New Orleans Magazine in 2007 and has been published in St. Charles Avenue, Louisiana Life and New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles magazines. He is the only person he knows personally who has been interviewed in GQ magazine, albeit for calling Alan Richman a nasty name. He is not proud of that, incidentally. (Yes, he is.)

Robert’s maternal grandmother is responsible for his love of good food, and he has never since had fried chicken or homemade biscuits as good as hers. He developed his curiosity about restaurant cooking in part from the venerable PBS cooking show "Great Chefs" and has an extensive collection of cookbooks, many of which do not require coloring, and some of which have not been defaced.

Robert lives in Mid-City with his wife Eve and their three children, and is fond of receiving comments and emails. Please humor him.

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