“Who Stole My Tarts?”: Food Theft & The Victorians

Every once in a while, I like to share past talks and presentations I give on food and cooking culture.  In February, I gave a talk at the 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at LSU, a graduate student conference that brings together a wide range of panelists the week before Mardi Gras ....more

Sweet and Spicy Cornbread “Soufflé” with Jalapeños

When I talk to people about Louisiana’s year-round growing season, a lot of vegetables come to mind: winter greens, spring onions, late summer zucchini, and early fall acorn squash. But, I seldom remember to mention just how much I love sweet Louisiana corn.   ...more

Spring Frittata with Kale, Shallots, and Tomatoes

Every morning, I wake up…starving.   I’m not much of a late-night snacker, so when the alarm goes off at 7:00 a.m., it’s been a while since my last meal, and I can feel it. Of course, there’s always coffee, but a strong cup of Joe seldom agrees with my empty stomach.   ...more

Part 1: I Want to Be a Writer. Now What?

Please welcome Writing & Editorial Intern, Amy Laws - winner of the 2013 Country Roads Short Story Fiction Contest and New Orleans-based writer – as she shares the first part of her series, “I Want to Be a Writer ....more

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Today, I’d like to keep our featured recipe short and sweet.   ...more

Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Pepper Sauce

Today’s (not-so-meatless-Monday) post is about pork. And, pollen ....more

Food Photography Tips for Bloggers

When I started the Clearly Delicious Food  Blog in 2008, I could not have anticipated the role photography would (then) play in my life. The dedication to quality, useful images and expensive equipment would be a year or two down the road.  In fact, it wouldn’t be until late 2009 (or was it early 2010?) that I began to take capturing pictures seriously ....more

Saving Images for the Internet in Photoshop (Photo Editing Tips for Bloggers)

Tip #5: Internet-Ready Although this tip comes last, I think it’s one of the most important: saving files so they’re Internet and Print ready.  Honestly, discovering this feature took a lot of trial and error after slaving away on my images and just hitting “save as.”   For the generation that grew up using Microsoft Word, we all know that “Save As” updates a file with all of the new changes and features, right? ...more

Adding Filters & High Pass in Photoshop (Photo Editing Tips for Bloggers)

Tip #4: Filter -> High Pass The second of two filters I always use when editing photos in post is High Pass.  In LightRoom, this filter functions more under “clarity” and “sharpening,” but here, it’s all one function ....more

Adding Filters & Saturation in PhotoShop (Photo Editing Tips for Bloggers)

Tip #3: Filter -> Gaussian Blur Two filters I always use when editing a food photo in post are 1 – “Gaussian Blur” and 2 – “High Pass.”  Here, I discuss Gaussian Blur ....more