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Château Latour 1917

I had the good fortune to be able to taste a 100 year old Château Latour this past week. Now I’ve never had any strong desire to experience a vintage merely for its exclusivity and I certainly would not ever pay even a fifth of the market price for the privilege, however fantastic a wine…

The Cooking Gene

Looking forward to this. Here’s an interview with the author Michael Twitty.     gastronomyjewish foodkosher foodmichael twittysoul foodsouthern cuisine

A trick of the tail

It used to be, not that long ago, that though oxtail was one of the cheapest cuts of meat, it was without doubt also one of the tastiest if one was into comfort food (soup and stew) of the slow cooking variety. These days I’m gobsmacked by the high price of oxtail — I’ve seen it being…

A Salt Tasting: How Do They Stack Up?

Mary Murphy offers an overview of some of the good stuff, a world away from the nasty salt that most people are exposed to. I am familiar with A, a version of C, E, F, and H. For A, E, and H we purchased large sacks in Guérandeto to encrust a fish on a BBQ. The Canadian…

Morgon Mathieu and Camille Lapierre

I had hoped to score a $20 bottle of Morgon but they were out. So I went with this one hoping for that dank, damp character that I so enjoy, impressions not exactly jibbing with an expert opinion as per below. In addition I experienced an almost carbonated bubbly feel on the tongue. The aroma was fantastic:…

Red Beans and Rice Winner

The first ever winner of NOLA’s red beans and rice competition is Chef Cedrick Lewis of Cornet. For $14 well worth checking out his handiwork as well as the runner up Avery’s Monday (of course) special for $8.75. Full report here. A New Orleans classic, seasoned with the “Holy Trinity” of spices topped with a green onion smoked sausage and…