WEEKLY COLUMN


Christmas In July

We opened our first restaurant in 1987. When we started the work that September, we had no opening date in mind. I don’t even think […]

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Legacy Recipes

The late great American chef and icon, Paul Prudhomme created and developed thousands of recipes in his lifetime. His books are filled with his culinary […]

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Inspiration

Inspiration sometimes comes from the strangest places. I can watch a movie and pick up on one three-minute scene that reveals to me exactly why […]

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Mosca’s

My New Orleans restaurant to-do list is almost complete. Actually, it will probably never be complete as there will always be new restaurants to visit […]

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Florida Food Journal II

For the second time in two weeks my schedule took me to the Panhandle of Florida to deliver a speech to a trade group. When […]

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Southern Seasons

“There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under the heavens.”– Ecclesiastes 3:1 It’s true, everything has a season. Especially here in […]

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The Classics

DESTIN, FL— Sometimes people get dazzled by the shiny things. Everyone wants to go to the new hot place. More times than not, I like […]

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The Airstream

In 2020, America was running out of chicken tenders, masks, hamburger meat, hand sanitizer, and plastic gloves. But we were also running low on recreational […]

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Memorial Day 2021

Author’s Note: This column is being written on Memorial Day. Due to the publishing schedules of the various newspapers in which this column appears, it […]

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The Journal

Last week I was in New Orleans enjoying a bowl of gumbo by Lake Pontchartrain— at my go-to place for gumbo— Station 6. They also […]

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Mom

The more time I spend as a parent the more I appreciate my mother and the job she did raising my brother and me. I’ve […]

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The Next Generation

This year marks my 40th year in the restaurant business. I got into this business after flunking out of college in 1981. Though I have […]

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