Adventures in Eating: Baked Crabmeat & Shrimp

Natchitoches, Louisiana, founded in 1714, is a quaint, historic town, planted on the scenic, majestic Cane River. It is a town with a sense of true Southern Comfort. The film, “Steel Magnolia” was shot here. Martha Maynard, our charming office manager, is from Natchitoches, and when you call our W.O.M. office, your ears will cuddle-up… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Uncrabby Crab Sandwich

To try and simplify one’s life today takes effort, concentration, careful evaluation, and a diagnosis of one’s status. I don’t mean to get too serious, but as one friend stated it, “Living is hard work!” Perhaps a good New Year’s resolution would be to cut through the layers of dai­ly life, and selectively give simplifying… read more »

Recipe: Coquilles St. Jacques | Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Coquilles St. Jacques Rosemarie | August 1984 One of my favorite pastimes, and perhaps yours, is reading cook­books! They are part of my recrea­tional reading. I recently found a box of recipes cut out during high school days. Very often, my mind takes off and I wonder how, where, and when some… read more »

Recipe: Skewered Swordfish or Thrasher Shark | Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Skewered Swordfish or Thrasher Shark Rosemarie | February 1985 In my French conversation class this week, I learned a new word – la grippe. Certainly, it better illustrates the way one feels when they are “gripped” by the flu. Presently, while writing this column, la grippe has indeed “gripped” me! Aching muscles,… read more »

Recipe: Crostini Toscano

Adventures in Eating: Crostini Toscano Rosemarie | November 1982 It has been a whole 10 days since our return from Italy, and time to write this column. I can no longer feign jet lag and put off writing. Paul has politely directed that it get done. We only covered parts of Northern Italy, and sampled its wines, glorious… read more »

Recipe: Shrimp and Egg Curry

Adventures in Eating: Shrimp and Egg Curry Rosemarie | December 1982 Am thoroughly enjoying reading “A Woman of Independent Means”, by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. The main character of her book states, “I don’t know how children would measure time without holidays.” She hit a chord with me. In speaking with friends, I get the feeling… read more »

Swordfish Puttanesca

Ingredients: 6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 6 swordfish steaks (about 6 oz. each and 1/2″ thick), skin removed Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 anchovies in oil, finely chopped 3 cups whole peeled canned tomatoes in juice, about 28 oz 3/4 cup large green olives, pitted and roughly… read more »

Soy Marinated Tuna

Ingredients: 4 3-oz. pieces sashimi-grade yellowfin or bluefin tuna 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tbsp. sake 2 tsp. mirin 4 cups cooked sushi rice Thinly sliced pickled ginger, for garnish Finely chopped nori (seaweed), for garnish Thinly sliced shiso leaves, for garnish Thinly sliced cooked omelet, for garnish Wasabi paste, for serving   Preparation: 1…. read more »