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Finger Food Friday: Andouille French Bread Pizza

When we were young, my mom introduced me, my sister and my brother to a couple of quick and fun ways to make pizza at home. One method involved flattening canned biscuits and topping them with leftover red gravy and whatever else we could find in the fridge. Ham, bacon, black olives, onions and cheese made frequent appearances. We loved the novelty of those pizzas and made them frequently, especially for afterschool snacks. The other style was French bread pizza. As the name suggests, the base of those pizzas was French bread. And again, the toppings [ ... ]

Finger Food Friday: Deli Pistolettes

Have you all missed me?  I’ve certainly missed you.  The pass few weeks have been challenging.  First there were all those renovations which, by the way, are not completely done but far enough along to bring some level of normalcy back to the Hogan residence. From there, I found myself ushering repairmen and furniture deliverers out and weekend company in for a 50th Anniversary party I was hosting for my wonderful in-laws.  Then my dearest grandmother, my last living grandparent and the matriarch of our family passed away.  So I dropped everything and abandoned my house guests to fly [ ... ]

Finger Food Friday: Appetizer-Style Banh Mi

New Orleans is known for lots of wonderful food stuff, including sandwiches.  The two most popular being the poor boy and the muffuletta.  But there’s another sandwich in town that’s gotten a lot of attention over the past few years.  It’s “banh mi” (pronounced bun-me).  The word refers to both a Vietnamese-style baguette loaf and the sandwich that’s made with it.  The story behind the New Orleans-Vietnamese banh mi goes something like this. Way back when, the French introduced a baguette smeared with liver pate to the Vietnamese people.  The Vietnamese called it banh (biscuit/cake) mi (flour/wheat).  The French-style baguette was [ ... ]

New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival

I’d like to give a shout out to the New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival which is this Sunday in Uptown New Orleans.  New Orleans has a ton of festivals throughout the year, but I think this one is really cool because in addition to celebrating one of our most beloved culinary traditions, the poor boy (accurate spelling) sandwich, it also sets out to promote and preserve a way of life. You see, the Carrollton area that plays host to this event represents a big part of New Orleans culture.  In this Uptown New Orleans neighborhood, residents harmoniously co-exist with restaurants, businesses [ ... ]