12 years later – wow – so much time has passed since Hurricane Katrina. I was on the ground in New Orleans reporting from the moment the storm made landfall and through the catastrophe that followed with the floods after the levees and flood walls failed . Prayers we won’t ever have to endure that ever again .
If you get to Emerils in New Orleans you have to try the Homemade Andouille and Boudin Sausages with Southern cooked greens, beer braised onions, whole grain mustard, emeril’s Worcestershire sauce- the best greens I’ve ever tasted!!!
Sunday night : yes you can fill up on delicious food and still be healthy. Gulf coast tuna infused with soy and wasabi marinade and rolled in black and white sesame seeds and then grilled . It was served on a bed of spring greens, cucumbers tomatoes and yellow peppers and sliced caramelized mangoes. Yumm!!
Delicious !!! The only time I eat oysters is when I’m in South Louisiana . It’s the real deal in this part of the U.S . If you don’t want them raw then a must try is this way: these are chargrilled oysters with seasonings and served with bread. My go to spot is Dragos in Metairie but you can also find them on menus at other local restaurants .
It was an honor serving as the emcee to announce the New Orleans 2017 Belles and Beaus!! They are the men and women who are doing extraordinary things in the community in the fight to find a cure for cancer ; some of them are cancer survivors, others are still battling it.
Another great fun day on Fox 8 Noon News. Love what Chef Michael Gulotta and his partners are doing with their new Maypop restaurant in New Orleans . The Asian and southern fusion dishes are delicious . Even better on weekends you can enjoy delicious Dim Sum brunches just like Toronto, San Francisco or New York. These dumplings also vary from traditional to exotic fillings like oxtail dumplings with daikon and black vinegar, octopus shumai with spicy mustard, and crabmeat and hogs head soup dumplings.
Behold — the “Gentilly Cake;” light tasting cake made with buttercream, fruit and berries and mascarpone .
Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/living/food-drink/cooks-exchange/article34726872.html#storylink=cpy
Once you taste it you can’t stop eating it . Heads up diet watchers too – its worth having a “tiny” slice . They are sold at the local Rouses grocery store .
Got to meet a rescued mini pony named “Prince ” on Fox 8 Noon News — it’s ahead of July 9th annual fundraiser for Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center. It’s the “Rock Ride and Rescue ” event at the Rock n Bowl . Prince and many other rescue horses help many local and adult kids daily through the program
Always fun reporting from the New Orleans Mercedes Benz Superdome . It seats close
to 77, 000 people . It’s home for the Super Bowl Champions New Orleans Saints but over the years it’s also hosted events featuring some of the biggest names in the world in entertainment, sports , politics and of course Mardi Gras events.
She is awe inspiring . One of my favorite News stories of the year : my profile on Ally Mahesa who was left paralyzed after back to back car accidents. Inspite of the odds against her – the single mother who is also a law enforcement officer – persevered and pushed beyond her paralysis to learn how to walk again – and then kept going with her rehabilitation to become an award winning body builder .
Great fresh Louisiana seafood is one of the perks of living in this part of the country .
Got a preview with BBQ oyster po-boy – for those who don’t know – a po-boy is a local sandwich .
Thanks to Redfish Grill Chef Austin Kirzner and Oyster fest and American Seafood Committee member Wayne Hess. Oyster fest kicks off this week downtown along the Mississippi River
Got a big preview for chocolate lovers of the Big Gateaux show at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience for the Memorial Day Weekend.
Sucre is a fabulous place locally to pick up gourmet style chocolates.
Today at Noon on FOX 8 NEWS – interviewed Executive Chef and owner of Sucre New Orleans– Tariq Hanna –as well the co-chair of the Gateaux Show Lauren Homer .