Chef to represent Louisiana in Great American Seafood Cook-off

July 31, 2015

Chef Michael Brewer, of The Sammich restaurant in New Orleans, will represent Louisiana in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Brewer, who was crowned King of Louisiana Seafood in the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off on May 24 in New Orleans, is one of 12 chefs from throughout the country competing for the highly coveted title of America’s Best Seafood Chef.

How to Peel a Blue Crab

July 15, 2015

As wonderful as blue crabs are to eat, there is no doubt that, for the average person, blue crab meat is tough to get out of the animal’s shell.

A friend of mine with strong North Louisiana roots who was sitting behind a mound of the delectable animals said it best.

“I sure do love them things, but I can’t hardly get the hide off of ’em,” he lamented.

Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll take Louisiana cuisine to James Beard House

July 2, 2015

Just five years ago, young culinary sensations Cody and Samantha Carroll wooed the Capital Region with Hot Tails in New Roads. The upbeat restaurant serving spicy Southern cuisine drew rave reviews and statewide recognition.

And the recognition hasn’t stopped.