Haute Plates - August 2018

What, Again?

I got started writing about food on a personal website called "Appetites" in 2000 or possibly 2001. It was a time when there were so few “food blogs” that most of us had what’s called a “blogroll” on our sites.…

New Director at the LRA Education Foundation

The Louisiana Restaurant Association recently announced that Julie Talbot would be taking the position of executive director of its Education Foundation. I’ve known Julie for quite a while. Over the last ten or so year’s she’s been a constant presence at…

Cooking Gear and Where to Buy It

I have written before that I am a fan of Caire Hotel and Restaurant Supply. If I were forced to restock my kitchen entirely, I suspect I would buy most of the contents from Caire. I might pick up a high-end…