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Foodbuzz 24,24,24: Crawfish and Seafood Boils

July 26th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Crawfish heads typically will have an amount of the orange colored fat along with some of the tasty boiling liquid juices stored within the confines of the shell. Sucking on the head will release the combined fat and juice concoction along with a burst of spicy seafood boil for extra kick…peel the tail and then take another sip of the iced cold beer. Yeah you rite char! And after a dozen or so of these your lips are tingling with spicy deliciousness and it’s time for some more garlic-boudin covered French bread.

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Tags: Cajun · Culture · Events · Recipes · Seafood

Foodbuzz 24,24,24: Celebrating and Reliving A History of Fine Dining on North American Railroads

March 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

It’s early in the morning and just near freezing temperatures on this crisp Wednesday, January 31, 1979. Just after 6:45 am and the Southern Railroad’s Crescent locomotives have started pulling the passenger train out of the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal (NOUPT) station platform for its last run. Travelers are getting settled into their coach seats for the exciting 26 hour farewell pull to Washington, DC. This is the last passenger train operated by a private company, the Southern Railroad held onto its prestigious and popular Crescent for over eight years and now this is the swan song run before giving control over to Amtrak on Thursday, February 1, 1979.

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Crawfish Monique

January 28th, 2009 · 14 Comments

The recipe below is based on what I was taught and how to make the famous dish from scratch. However, I must say that I have modified the recipe some, in the traditional recipe the chicken base and Parmesan cheese was not used, and instead of Cajun Spice Blend they used Paul Prudhomme’s Seafood Magic spice blend, which is a very good blend.

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New Orleans Tailgating Themes

November 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

A New Orleans themed tailgate can consist of many sub-themes and varied menu items depending on your approach.

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Tags: Cajun · Creole · Events · Heritage · Mardi Gras

Looking to Replace Old China, Crystal or Silver

November 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Looking to Replace Old China, Crystal or Silver

Have you ever wanted to expand your out of production “China” from 6 to 12 place settings? Or maybe you have some “Silverware” inherited from your family and the set is missing some soup spoons? Or it could be possible that one of your fine “Crystal” goblets is cracked? Where can you find the items […]

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