Haute Plates - August 2015

Yet Another Katrina Related Blog Post

This afternoon I spoke to a chef who is opening a restaurant in Broadmoor. She and her husband moved to New Orleans just before Katrina. “Perfect timing” is all I could say. She just nodded. Yes, this is another “Katrina”…

Picky Eaters

I have vague memories of being a picky eater as a child. I remember standing at the dinner table while my parents and grandparents ate, whining for a “butter sandwich.” I remember eating a lot of boxes of Kraft “fettucine…

Willa Jean, Y’all.

One of the many ways the New Orleans dining scene has changed in the last few years is that we now have excellent bread. When I was a wee bairn, bread was either very white and very soft or “French,”…

What, Again?

It’s not quite as predictable as the 7-year plague of locusts, but this week the New York Times published a story by Kim Severson on the state of dining in New Orleans. Ms. Severson is a fine writer who has…