Haute Plates - September 2018

Cooking for Visitors

A friend sent me an email last month alerting me that he was planning on surprising his wife with a visit to New Orleans at the end of September. He asked me for some recommendations and hoped that we could…

Catering

I attended the 25th anniversary of Joel Catering at Il Mercato on Wednesday evening. It was pretty sweet.  I should note at the outset that I’ve known Joel for a while and consider him a friend. I’ve certainly written about him in…

The Shape that I am In

  I was reminded of TV dinners recently. I’m talking about the Swanson-brand type – a tin tray with several compartments and a thin piece of foil on top. You popped the things into a preheated oven and thereafter the…