The persistence of memory: boiled seafood and family

I’m headed to visit extended family in my hometown in Louisiana this weekend, and I admit, with no shame, that one of my top priorities is sitting down to a table heaped with hot boiled crawfish and crabs, corn, potatoes, and sausage. My mouth waters for a year in advance between each trip south, especiallyContinue reading “The persistence of memory: boiled seafood and family”

Food, Culture, & Youth: Culicurious Blogger Shares Her Story

Hi everyone, I’m Addie K Martin of Culicurious. I live in New Orleans, and I’m originally from a very small town called Golden Meadow, in the heart of Cajun Country in South Louisiana. Food is a big part of the culture and daily life in my hometown. And also here in New Orleans. When we’re eatingContinue reading “Food, Culture, & Youth: Culicurious Blogger Shares Her Story”

Everything’s better in a box: food delivery experiment

Since I love to cook, I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and options to make meals easier, more tasty, and fun. And although I don’t mind spending an hour putting dinner together, there are some days when I just won’t have gotten to the store to get everything I need, or I comeContinue reading “Everything’s better in a box: food delivery experiment”

My 30 day commitment…to myself

When my trainer Grant first asked me to join a 30 day transformation challenge on the Whole 30/Paleo diet, I was skeptical at first. Despite having done some background reading when I first began training with Grant a year ago, and testing the waters a little here and there, I wasn’t sure I could diveContinue reading “My 30 day commitment…to myself”

Cooking Lessons as Life Lessons

Yesterday I had the chance to attend the DC Metropolitan Cooking Show with my friend Julia. She loves being in the kitchen and cooking beloved family Italian recipes as much as I love my Cajun food. As we sat and listened to Giada De Laurentiis and then Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio, we noticed thatContinue reading “Cooking Lessons as Life Lessons”