Does emeril’s cooking taste that good?

Has anyone tasted his cooking it all the hype for real cause he does things that dont look good & mom has noted many cooking errors from this so called expert. He bothers me thinking that new orleans is the only place for cooking louisiana…shucks that’s the nastiest cookin i’m in louisiana i live there & the good cooking is everywhere else…but he is a yankee…they think hot sauce & garlic are god sents when we cook with more than those and the trinity as he said.

His recipes all seem to have so many ingredients that I start to read them and move on to another. He has never been one of my favorites. As a side note, we ate at his restaurant Delmonicos in Las Vegas and had an expensive, but wonderful steak dinner. We later ate at his restaurant in Orlando – can’t remember the name – and we were not impressed at all. Overpriced and forgettable.

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Posted by mark - January 14, 2017 at 4:59 am

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Crawfish Boil from Chef Axel Stromboe

In New Orleans, indeed throughout Louisiana, the principal outdoor cooking incident uses what most of the country regards as bait, and boils them as an entree. A crawfish boil is to Louisiana what a clambake is to New England. This one, at a local golf tournament, is organized on a gargantuan scale by caterer Axel Stromboe. Butane jets generating some three hundred thousand BTU’s, bring a hundred gallons of water to boil in twenty minutes. Chef Stromboe does a little heating himself with spices measured by the handful.

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Posted by mark - January 13, 2017 at 4:35 am

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How many hours does it take to travel by bus from Baton Rouge (Louisiana) to New York?


According to http://www.greyhound.com/home/ it takes about 32 hours. The round-trip fare is about $350.

Note that you can fly round-trip from New Orleans to New York/La Guardia for about $300 or from Baton Rouge to Newark for about $425.(including taxes & fees). Flying takes about 3 hours if it’s a non-stop flight, and 5 to 6 hours of traveling if you have to change planes somewhere.

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Posted by mark - January 12, 2017 at 4:08 am

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SoyBean Festival “Wayne Toups”

Rare clip from KennyGProductions, back in time to October of 1987 at the once held in Milton Louisiana “Soybean Festival”

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Posted by mark - January 11, 2017 at 3:41 am

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Here Come The New York Yankees The 2011-2012 Season Outlook


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New York Yankees -2011 Season Outlook
Posted on: March 27, 2011 10:23 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2011 7:04 pm
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As a huge Yankees fan for my entire life, I follow this team very closing and I’m not afraid to say I did not like a move (such as the signing of Alex Rodriguez after he opted out). This is MY outlook on the team this year.

Catcher: This is a very tricky position. After having Jorge Posada here for a long time, we now have Russell Martin and Jesus Montero (or maybe Molina from what I’ve heard). Martin can be a good catcher when healthy an is an obvious upgrade defensively. Montero I feel would be better as a DH or stay in the minors. Fransico Cervilli, who will be back in May will add stability to the back-up catcher role, as he has done a nice job in the past.

First Base: Mark Teixera will have a bounce back year average wise, which should slightly increase his RBI and Runs total too. He is also very durable so the Yankees are fine here.

Second Base: Robinson Cano. Nothing else to say. He is great defensively and he has become an huge offensive player. He could be a serious runner for the MVP this year.

Shortstop: Derek Jeter. The face of the franchise should have a bounce back year as he gets 3000+ hits. His defense will decline but he is still an important piece for this team.

Third Base: A-Rod. he will have another typical year with all the hoopla, but I expect a slight increase in HRs and RBIs according to his trends.

Outfield: This is a good group of OFs. They have Nick Swisher who has a good arm and a nice power bat. he will lose in average but he should still hit a respectable number. Brett Gardner is the Yankees speed guy and since he may hit leadoff more often, he has a chance to get over 60 steals. If he stays healthy, he may also hit around .300. Defensively, he fine. Now the question mark I have is Curtis Granderson. I do not think he is a good fit but that just me.

Reserves: This is a good bench, better in years past. The Yankees also have enough guys in the minor to bring up if they are not fine with the guys they have right now.

Starting Pitching: I beleive they made a mistake keeping the soft tossing Freddy Garcia in the rotation since teams like the Red Sox and Rangers will whack him around. I thought Bartolo Colon even with injuries and inning limit should have been the guy. Ivan Nova should surprise a lot of guys and so should A.J. Brunett. He had a good first half last year, before blowing up completely. C.C. sabathia is still the ace and Phil Hughes may struggle if he can’t find some velocity. The Yankees have a lot of young guys in the minors that can pitch and I expect one or two of them to come up this season to get their licks in the majors.

Bullpen: The 8th/9th inning guys are not a problem. I did not like the spending on of Rafael Soriano but he is good insurance. Mariano Rivera is still the BEST CLOSER EVER, so he will maintain his part. Robertson and Chamberlain will be good 6th/7th inning guys and can eat up a couple innings if guys are taxed. I don’t like Loogan or Marte as a lefty specialist but it is a good thing Robertson has great numbers vs lefties.

Prediction: They will finish 1st in the AL EAST. When it comes playoff time, they will go as far as their top 3 SPs take them. Now that I can’t predict just yet.

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/17679361/28118109

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Posted by mark - January 10, 2017 at 2:34 am

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will it be okay to travel with my bird from california to louisiana by uhaul truck.?


If your bird loves and trust you he should be fine. Make sure the bird can see you but try to sheild him from looking out the window. There will be stress. We take our birds riding with us so they are use to everything around the moves in a car. Truck is louder.
Take him on trial runs in your car first. Might help

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Posted by mark - January 9, 2017 at 1:51 am

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Best tv sports package?

My husband likes to watch Arizona sports, but we recently moved to Louisiana. Here, they always play Texas when his Arizona games are on. I was thinking about getting him some kind of sports package or something for Christmas so that his Arizona games would play on our tv. Is there a way to do this without getting satellite tv? We have Charter at the moment. Thanks!

See if Charter offers the Fox Sports Network, specifically FCS Pacific. FCS Pacific carries the the Big 12 Conference and the Pac 10 Conference, which includes Fox Sports Arizona.

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Posted by mark - January 8, 2017 at 1:13 am

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Tulane: Making Louisiana French, 1803-2003

Francois Weil is Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Fall 2003. His most recent book, A History of New York, was published in translation by Columbia University Press. He is currently at work on a book on the history of genealogy in American culture.

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Posted by mark - January 7, 2017 at 1:01 am

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Cool “Louisiana Life” images

A few nice Louisiana Life images I found:

Oleander Bloom

Image by Mr. Greenjeans

life saver

Image by Leo Reynolds
Natchez steamer, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Crawfish

Image by austins_irish_pirate
My family in Louisiana lives off these things… and squirrels–but mostly these.

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Posted by mark - January 5, 2017 at 11:41 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 10 22 12

NOLA!  Monday is here again, but after an amazing weekend I am ready for it!  I am not going to let a little sinus issue get the better of me. It’s another beautiful day in the Crescent City so get out there and enjoy.  See you out there!

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Oct 22 Mostly Sunny 87°/66° 10 %
Tue Oct 23 Mostly Sunny 83°/68° 10 %
Wed Oct 24 Mostly Sunny 83°/69° 0 %
Thu Oct 25 Partly Cloudy 82°/69° 20 %
Fri Oct 26 Sunny 83°/68° 0 %
Sat Oct 27 Partly Cloudy 81°/61° 10 %
Sun Oct 28 Sunny 71°/57° 0 %
Mon Oct 29 Sunny 73°/57° 0 %
Tue Oct 30 Sunny 74°/58° 0 %
Wed Oct 31 Sunny 76°/60° 0 %
Last Updated Oct 22 10:11 a.m. CT

I am feeling a little under the weather but the day should be absolutely gorgeous.  I might miss my walk but the courtyard is a given for later .According to the weather report for today we will have mostly sunny skies High 87F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph .  Enjoy the sun!  See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

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