Haute Plates - February 2013

Entertaining Press Releases for Foodies

Ah the life of a food writer. Unless you're measuring time in dog years, I have not been in the food writing game for very long. But I started a food blog in the early days of the medium, and…

Backhanded Compliments for Cochon

What is it about some folks that makes them dislike New Orleans' cuisine? When I heard that Cochon had been named one of the 20 most important restaurants in the U.S. by Bon Appétit magazine, I was already thinking of…

A (Sort of) Guide to Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a Hallmark holiday. It exists in its current form largely to market flowers and chocolates. It's just one tool in the bag of the machine that sells all of us products during our every waking moment, and…

New Orleans' Food Truck Debate

You may remember a bit of controversy a year or so after Katrina, when folks started objecting to the mobile food operations that had sprung up largely to serve the thousands of workers who'd come here from Central and South…