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A Sicilian Recipe, A New Orleans Tradition

From Sicily to the Westbank, and to your supermarket.

4 days ago

Houma Cooking

A vegetable tart recipe from Laurel Oak's Wesley Rabalais.

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Your Daily Quar-routine

Today's deals, pop-ups, and specials-now all in one place!

4 days ago

Vintage Tom: A Review of Wise Cafeteria

Another vintage review by Tom Fitzmorris. Remember Wise Cafeteria?

4 days ago

Tea Time

No need to cross the Pond for authentic tea service.

4 days ago
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It is <strong>National Speckled Trout Day.</strong> Speckled trout--whose official name is the spotted sea trout--is not a trout at all, but a weakfish, a member of the same general family as redfish and drum. Of this there is no doubt: it's the standard fish of New Orleans white-tablecloth restaurants.Or used to be. That status is much diminished since the advent of laws that limit the commercial catch of trout to such a small number (less than one percent of the total catch by recreational fishermen) that the fish is now highly seasonal (October through spring), and it's hard to get even in season. The recreational lobby is once again trying to get speckled trout named a sport fish, which would remove it from restaurants and markets completely.

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