Those French Quarter Specialties, Like Nowhere Else New Orleans Cajun and Creole foods, served up at some of the oldest and best restaurants in the country, where many famous chefs got their start and still reign. Visions of crawfish, red beans and rice, Andouille sausage, gumbo, jambalaya, mountainous sandwiches and great coffee. Not to be forgotten are their landmark drinks like the Hurricane and Ramos Gin Fizz. So pull up a chair, tuck in a napkin and let's explore some of the best eats the French Quarter has to offer, pure native and pure delicious.
The Hidden Benefits of Tomatoes Tomatoes remain a very good spice in our diet, but we eat tomatoes because we are brought up to do so. Here are important reasons why tomatoes is worth eating.
Benefits of Plant-Based Proteins Versus Animal-Based When it comes to naturally occurring protein, there are two options available: plant based, or animal based. While neither is inherently bad for you, there are some distinct benefits of plant-based, particularly for groups of individuals who may have diet restrictions.
Mac and Cheese: All Grown Up A revolution has been going on. The mac and cheese revolution. Appearing on upscale restaurant menus, stuffed into hamburgers, teamed up with lobster, jazzed up with blue cheese, deep fried and taking on a life of its own. From a popular, economical boxed kids lunch, this comfort food has morphed into a new designer cuisine, and Americans can't get enough. From humble beginnings it has followed other popular foods to the highfalutin halls of haute cuisine. And it's all grown up.
The Story of Cheese There is a great big world of cheese out there. Exploring the varieties of domestic and imported cheeses can be a taste adventure with myriad flavors, textures, colors, and shapes to choose from that brings excitement to both eating and cooking.
Cookbooks Throughout History: Foodie Treasure Troves Cookbooks have been around for centuries. In fact, crude handwritten scrolls of food ingredients have even been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, which brings new meaning to the sentiment exclaiming, "I'm dying to get that recipe." It's little wonder they're more popular and plentiful than ever. Although early ones were scarce, a few French and Asian chefs recorded methods of preparing foods during the Dark Ages, and early Colonists in America put their prized dishes on paper in crude formats. But once printing presses became common, cookbooks began to pop up among the elites and many of those recipes still prevail today. Although a bit impractical for the average cook,they make for interesting reading. Let's check them out, even though most of us probably wouldn't want to prepare swan pie or sheep's brains with small onions, the entertainment value alone is worth the price.