Haute Plates - December 2015

New Year’s Eve

My wife and I have no plans for New Year’s Eve. We will probably stay home with the kids, and if we are awake at midnight, it will be an accident. I would say it is going to be a…

Space Food

There is a movie coming out this evening. It is the next in the series of movies set in the “Star Wars” universe, and yes, that is in fact an odd opening sentence for a column about food. But the…

Visitors and New Orleans Cooking

I am very fortunate to have friends all over the place. I’m not just talking about Metairie, either. I have friends all over the place, even New York City. Recently, one of these friends came to New Orleans for a…

How Was Your Thanksgiving?

Welcome back to Haute Plates, gentle readers! I hope your Thanksgiving (a.k.a. our annual holiday celebrating the time native Americans saved 60 immigrants from starvation) was good, or at least free of painful injuries? For the fifth year running, I…