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Quintessentially Cajun

No cookbook captures the tastes of Acadiana likeTalk About Good!, first published in 1967

Subscriber onlyIt was always there. Woven into the fabric of almost every cooking memory, every kitchen, of my Louisiana childhood. There, along with the cast-iron pot, aluminum Magnalites and Chime-O-Matic rice cooker. Its mischievous plastic teeth underbiting the worn-out spiral binding, tattered yellow tabs frayed and curled, stamped with grease stains and reinforced with rubber bands. Four hundred fifty pages of green-inked recipes by the women whose footsteps paced the linoleum floors of the kitchens before us. Continue reading...

BraveTart cookbook a sweet obsession

Subscriber onlyIn the memoir turned movie Julie & Julia, Julie Powell sets out to cook every recipe (524) in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1, in a single year -- a daunting feat by any stretch of the imagination. Continue reading...

Tidbits

Subscriber onlyCULINARY CONFERENCE Continue reading...

Fresh peach salsa perks up pork tenderloin

Subscriber onlyWe've almost reached the end of peach season. But it's not too late to enjoy this flavorful combination. Peppery peach salsa perks up slices of pork tenderloin. For this dinner, I paired the peaches and pork with a brown rice salad. Continue reading...

Only a foolish soul would nix this dish

Subscriber onlyBananas are berries. This dire news comes direct from the internet, at the far end of a night of berry-soaked revelry. For those college students following along, please note that we do not condone the use of the internet as a primary research tool. Nor do we condone overindulgence in berry-soaked revelry. Continue reading...

7day menu planner

Subscriber onlySUNDAY: Gather the family for Mustard-Garlic Roast Pork Loin. Continue reading...

Old pairing rules no longer apply

Subscriber onlyI am constantly exploring the changing world of food and wine pairing. What once was a very straightforward concept of red wine with meat and white wine with fish just doesn't fit anymore. A recent posting of the hottest food trends of 2017 from the National Restaurant Association shows our preferences are changing, and with that comes an opportunity for more wine matchups. I looked over the top 20 trending foods and did a little research. Continue reading...

Pork chop recipe will hog spotlight

Subscriber onlyRecipes that appear in Idea Alley have not been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Continue reading...

Crisped prosciutto crowns sweet salad

Subscriber onlyThis recipe spins the classic Italian prosciutto-and-melon duo into an elegant summer salad. Cutting the cured ham into ribbons and heating it quickly in a skillet might make a traditionalist cringe, but I am completely enamored of the way doing so results in crisp, flavor-concentrated, smoky-salty bites -- like an upscale version of bacon. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: I never know how to determine whether eggs are still fresh. I remember something about putting them in water. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. The world got better when you were born, and the next six weeks bring increasing amounts of clarity as to who you are and the life you want. There's something very lucky going on with work the last part of 2017. January brings an exciting revelation. February involves new friendship circles and influences. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My grandmother keeps after me about believing in Jesus so I'll be sure to go to Heaven when I die, but I've decided I'll just take my chances and not worry about it. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Nicknames for animals

Subscriber only1. Ship of the desert Continue reading...

Motherland immersion: ‘Art of Africa’ opens at Clinton Center and ‘Mandela’ is on the way

Subscriber onlyDifferent colored, richly dyed strips of cloth are woven together, carefully and painstakingly, to create the vibrant, eye-catching patterns of kente cloth. Continue reading...

The timing of phenom eclipses all

Subscriber onlyAnyone else totally fail the total eclipse? Continue reading...

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