Whoa, there! On Prancer, on Dancer…wintertime holiday season has sort of stampeded us here at Nola Studiola, and what we thought were the first few days after Thanksgiving have turned into 8 shopping days left ’til Christmas/Festivus/Stuffmas. It’s a chilly 40 degrees here in the Crescent City, and at least three undergraduates are sporting Uggs here […]
At my house, two people are working at becoming one, in some ways, and boy is it humbling. New love gives you bursts of energy just as it can exhaust you. Setting up a home with someone and learning each others personalities involve emotional whirlwinds and they are happening at once in my life. Food […]
Alison Barker, sitting in front of the Who Dat Cafe in Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, interviews Jamie Smith of Bluescreek Farm Meats from her home in Columbus, Ohio. I’ve selected sections of our conversation in this and a subsequent post to help illustrate how Bluescreek is distinct in that they raise, butcher and educate. […]
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Something has been missing here at Nola Studiola. We’ve got almost everything: snarky comments, interviews with courageous writers, a thrilling love story with a broad-chested deep sea diver. What’s missing? Oh, yeah! Food. Understandably, the link to food somehow got lost along the way. Some curators at Nola Studiola have continued the food thread, and […]
After the love story ends (and can finally begin!) next wekk, NolaStudiola will feature several interviews that return to NS’s culinary roots. This time, the theme will be butchery, and the first interview is with Jamie Smith, butcher at family-owned and run Bluescreek Farms of Columbus, Ohio. “One of the reasons we raise our animals better […]
Here’s my food post: I eat in the night. This used to be an occasional thing, but I’ve come to realize it’s every night, now. I get up around 2:30 or 3 a.m. to pee, like an elderly person, every single night. And almost every single night, on my way back to bed, I HAVE […]