Haute Plates - May 2012

The T Is Silent

I do my best to avoid repeating myself. I feel obliged to cover new ground for the most part.  Sometimes, however, I end up writing about the same chef. It's not because I'm in a rut, but because some chefs…

Weight a Second ...

The HBO series The Weight of the Nation aired the first two of its episodes on Monday. The second two aired Tuesday, but all of them are available for viewing at HBO's website. As I write this, I've only seen…

Openings and Awards

You may have heard that a number of New Orleans chefs were nominated for James Beard Society awards this year. Donald Link was up for outstanding chef; Sue Zemanick was nominated again in the rising chef category; and four of…

Carnivorous on Carrollton

Chef Isaac Toups spent a decade at Restaurant Delmonico, starting as a fry cook and working his way up to executive sous chef. It was as far as he was going to get there, unless Spencer Minch decided to leave,…