Haute Plates - June 2015

Houston Food

By population, Houston is the biggest city in the South, and about the 4th largest in the country. It’s also the most diverse city in the country, demographically speaking, at least according to recent studies. I was in Houston recently, only…

Cheap Eats

Since I was a student in the late 80s, I have been interested in cooking good food on a budget. That used to mean, in part, cooking less-popular cuts of meat, but these days you try pricing oxtail or chicken…

Wild Edibles and How to Find Them

         I have a lot of books, and it will surprise none of you that a lot of the books I have are about food. There’s a subset of those books that I tend to keep close at…

An Ideal Grocery

It’s a sign of how things have changed in the New Orleans area that the corner of Airline and Clearview now hosts an Ideal Market. This is prime real estate for a retailer in Metairie, at least as far as I…