New Orleans

Throwback Thursday: NOLA bits and bites + a recipe

My journey is now complete, Mr. #okra drove down my street. #ihaveokra #foodtruck #produceagogo #moveablefeast #louisiana  @louisianacookin #throwmesomthingmister A video posted by @kimsunee on May 6, 2016 at 7:52am PDT I’m just back from visiting family and friends in New Orleans. If at all possible, I like to time my return visits with the Jazz and Heritage ...

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New Orleans: Feasts

Commander's Courtyard, photo Kim Sunée

I was back in my hometown for book tour events and wanted to share some images and bites from some of my old and new favorites: The Crescent City Farmers Market:       Peche Restaurant.   Commander’s Palace: An oldie but goodie.  Mother’s Day with my 90 year-old great aunt.         NEW RESTAURANT: Square Root        

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Mardi Gras, Tutus, and King Cake

Mardi Gras, Tutus, and King Cake

Mardi Gras, Tutus, and Homemade King Cake Guest Post by Christa Montgomery.     When I was a little girl, I wanted to be an artist and live in Paris.  Funny, looking back, I wasn’t too far off the mark; for me, living in New Orleans and baking delicious French pastry comes pretty close. I have this vivid memory ...

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New Orleans Food and Wine: Part I of III

Charlie's Seafood

I’ve been in New Orleans for a week doing what I love–eating and drinking, sharing, sipping and toasting. But before you get too jealous, just know that I am experiencing a hint of a crise de foie–leave it to the French to create a name for “liver crisis,” an entirely self-induced malady. However, I do ...

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New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival: First Bites

Brown Jambalaya with chicken and andouille

Here are some first bites from the 2012 Jazz and Heritage Festival in my hometown of New Orleans. I always start with these tastes of home: Brown Jambalaya made by Catering Unlimited; Fried Softshell Crab Po-Boy by Galley Seafood Restaurant; Cochon de Lait Po-Boy by Love at First Bite, and (not pictured) Pheasant, Quail, and ...

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New Orleans Sandwiches–po-boy, muff, and loaf

Casamento's Oyster Loaf

Some of my favorite New Orleans sandwiches from Central Grocery, Casamento’s, and Parkway Bakery and Tavern.        

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New Orleans 40th Jazz and Heritage Festival, Wynton Marsalis and Afro-Latin Boogaloo Funk

cochon de lait po-boy and fried oyster spinach salad

Just got back from the first weekend of Jazz Fest 09. Love: –prejean’s pheasant, quail, and andouille gumbo, and the softshell crab po-boy -the cochon de lait po-boy and fried oyster spinach salad -that jazz fest recycles -that Jayne gets us VIP parking and my friend, Joe, actually loved Jazz Fest this year -that people were happy, no talk of recession, ...

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Catie’s King Cake Royale


It’s a little late for King Cake, but since I no longer live in New Orleans, my friend Catie, baker and scientist extraordinaire, made me a birthday King Cake. The dough is soft and tender and we added cream cheese and almond paste and orange zest to the filling. For a moment, we thought about ...

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Local Flavor and the Rockettes

adolfo and rockettes

I’m teaming up with cottage living and on a new series called Local Flavor with Kim Sunee. Click here to watch a Sneak Preview. The series will be available every Thursday at

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King of Cakes

king cake baby

I’ll always choose salty over sweet and probably hot over sour, but my friend Catie makes the best lemony sugar-topped king cake. Two days before Mardi Gras, she made one and I smuggled half of it into New Orleans to share with other king cake lovers. I loved les galettes des rois when I lived ...

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