Writings

A collection of recent reviews, profiles, and blogs centering on (mostly Louisiana) culture. Find all my writings for Country Roads Magazine at their website.

RESTAURANT REVIEWS & PROFILES

“Cooking the Books.” Country Roads Magazine July 2015.
For the right student, the Louisiana Culinary Institute has it all.

“Cafeciteaux Coffee Roasters.” Country Roads Magazine June 2015.
Two Baton Rouge neighbors are leading a new brew trend.

“Table Kitchen and Bar.” Country Roads Magazine May 2015.
What will win over Baton Rouge’s fickle foodies?

“A Tale of Two Tacos.” Country Roads Magazine March 2015.
Mexican cuisine takes different forms for a hungry Baton Rouge.

“Inside the New City Pork.” Country Roads Magazine December 2014.
Just a year after opening, the popular City Pork gets a second location.

“Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar.” Country Roads Magazine December 2014.
Stylish, tasty education in downtown Baton Rouge.

“Chef Jeremy Langlois.” Country Roads Magazine July 2014.
Introducing Chef Jeremy Langlois, executive chef at Houmas House and winner of a Small Town Chefs Award.


TEST KITCHEN

“Test Kitchen: Beet, Avocado, and Pea Salad.” Country Roads Magazine June 2015.
Supper made easy with Southside Produce.

“Test Kitchen: Peach Crostado.” Country Roads Magazine May 2015.
A happy mess of peaches ‘n cream.

“Test Kitchen: Homemade Paprika.” Country Roads Magazine April 2015.
Dried red peppers shattered into aromatic dust.

“Test Kitchen: Food Flight!” Country Roads Magazine March 2015.
Becoming familiar with the international groceries of Baton Rouge.

“Test Kitchen: Apple and Celery Root Salad.” Country Roads Magazine February 2015.
An alternative to the usual lettuce, with walnuts, Roquefort, and fresh herbs.

“Test Kitchen: Prosciutto-Wrapped Quail.” Country Roads Magazine January 2015.
With Creole mustard jus and mustard greens gnocchi.

“Handmade Holiday.” Country Roads Magazine December 2014.
Holiday gift ideas with a gourmet touch.

“Test Kitchen: Gulf Grouper.” Country Roads Magazine November 2014.
From start to finish, this recipe is delicious fun.


BUSINESS PROFILES

“Industry in Reform.” Biz New Orleans June 2015.
With drilling about to restart five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, how have things changed?

“Trading Up.” Biz New Orleans May 2015.
The U.S. leader in cargo volume, the Port of South Louisiana is drawing billions in capital investments from foreign companies, and experts say this is just the beginning.

“Shall We Cruise?” Biz New Orleans February 2015.
In the midst of what is already a record-breaking winter, the Port of New Orleans points its bow toward the future.

“Ready to Geaux.” Biz New Orleans January 2015.
Tuxedos to Geaux is revolutionizing men’s formal wear in southeast Louisiana.


ARTS

“Relics 2015: Oaks and Cabins.” Country Roads Magazine May 2015.
William Guion has spent over thirty years photographing oak trees on film.

“Point and Shoot.” Country Roads Magazine November 2014.
How photography put the Civil War in perspective.

“Man at Leisure.” Country Roads Magazine September 2014.
Artist LeRoy Neiman’s devotion to leisure and spectacle finds a Louisiana audience.

“Maker of Motion: George Ufford.” Country Roads Magazine August 2014.
Intuition is key for mobile artist George Ufford.

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