Foodie Friday First: Beignet

Ooh la la! I finally ate my first... Beignet: a French doughnut (French-American writer, Evelyne Holingue: This post is for you!) This deep-fried doughnut isn't like the typical American version. It's not spherical and doesn't have a hole in the middle. Instead, it's square-shaped and has a dusting of powdered sugar on top. People often eat it for breakfast, but I ate mine as a dessert. It's very sweet and hits the spot after a meal, especially when it's piping hot from the fryer! I've … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday First: Pan Roast

Loved eating my first... Pan roast: Southern seafood stew with a tomato base They had me at the line of jacketed steam kettles behind the counter, each shining pot steaming away and releasing delicious flavors into the air. The actual pan roast reminds me slightly of tomato bisque, but it's leagues beyond that plain soup. There's a great creamy consistency to it, but it's enhanced by the kick of spices. Although pan roast is renowned for the spicy flavoring, I (cowardly) opted for the mild … [Read more...]