Haute Plates - October 2020

What Comes After Epsilon?

  Last week I would not have been able to answer the question, “In the Greek alphabet, what comes after epsilon?” I do not feel any wiser now that I know the answer. Zeta was the sort of storm that…

COOLinary, Outdoor Seating and Patois

  Did you know that COOLinary New Orleans is back for the fall? You might if this is your only source of dining information, and if that’s the case, you can learn about it here. There are 58 restaurants participating in…

News and Surprises

  Herbsaint is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans and I haven’t been there in far too long. It is one of the restaurants, along with another I’m going to mention shortly, that I have 100% confidence in…

Cooking Through the Pandemic

  I have gone through several phases during the pandemic where cooking is concerned. First was the panic cooking. Are people hoarding yeast and beans? Really? How can I make room in my freezer for the 71 lbs. of pork…

We Are Good! All Is Well!

  We have dodged a couple of storms so far and I am happy about that, but I wonder whether some of my friends who’ve moved here recently understand how lucky we were. We geared up for disaster and it…