Category Archives: New Orleans

More Art vs. Craft in Cooking: Scott Boswell Opines

I know few chefs who plate more beautifully than Scott Boswell of Stella!and Stanley in New Orleans. Of course, in the world of food that means nothing if the pleasure of eating a dish does not at least match the […]


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My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2010

This is, of course, a subjective ranking. While great food is the single most important factor, the ranking is a reflection of the overall experience and the significance of that meal to me on a number of levels. The bottom line […]


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My Top Five Restaurant Pasta Dishes of 2010

It's in my blood that I love pasta. To me, pasta is one of the most satisfying dishes that I can have. I cook it a lot and I eat it a lot in restaurants. I had plenty of outstanding […]


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Gulf Seafood- To Eat or Not To Eat?

I believe that for the foreseeable future, these stocks should be allowed to maintain themselves and recover as best they can.

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Scott Boswell’s Louisiana Part 7: Asian Chili Prawns

In this 7th and final episode of Scott Boswell's Louisiana, Chef Boswell prepares one of his signature dishes: Asian Chili Prawns. This dish combines the bounty of Louisiana – shrimp, with techniques and flavors borrowed from Asia to create a […]


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Scott Boswell’s Louisiana Part 6: From Idea to Plate: Carrot Salad

There's is very little I enjoy more than eating well conceived and well prepared food. I admire anyone who can cook well, whether the cooking is traditional or otherwise, but I particularly enjoy food that is not only delicious and […]


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Scott Boswell’s Louisiana Part 5: A Conversation at Stella!

During the time I spent in New Orleans with Chef Scott Boswell, we had an opportunity for a chat on camera. Here Scott tells me about how he became a chef, what he did before he changed careers and his […]


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Scott Boswell’s Louisiana Part 4: Breaux Bridge Boudin

I’ve already written about our visit to Breaux Bridge with Chef Scott Boswell. Here is a little background on his favorite Breaux Bridge Boudin.

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Scott Boswell’s Louisiana Part 2: Stanley

Stanley sits on a perfect corner of New Orleans' Jackson Square within sight of St. Louis Cathedral and the square itself. Being located in such a high tourist density area with-in the French Quarter, one might think that the restaurant […]


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Scott Boswell’s Louisiana Part 1: Redfish

On my recent trip to New Orleans I got to spend a lot of time with my friend, one of that city's top chefs, Scott Boswell, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana. I have documented some of that time here […]


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