Green Tomato Salad With Satsuma Cane Syrup Vinaigrette

Caught you off guard, didn’t we?  You got up and checked your e-mail this morning thinking “it’s the Friday before New Years…Galley Pirates is going to have something rich, or boozy, or both…maybe a cocktail made with bacon fat!” (don’t laugh…we have those in New Orleans).  But instead you get…a SALAD?  With fruit AND vegetables? …

Oysters Rocket Feller

Nothing says “Holiday Appetizer” more than oysters on the half shell, especially in the Atlantic region. This recipe is a variation of the traditional Oysters Rockefeller which originated at Antoine’s restaurant in New Orleans in 1899. It was created as a substitution for escargot, which apparently the French-descendent locals could not live without. To make…

Alligator Soup de Castine

Joyeux Epiphany, mes Cheres!  Yes, in the Big Easy we simply roll from Christmas to New Years to Mardi Gras.  Well, not simply…we interpose a pivot-holiday, of course: Epiphany or Three Kings Day.  Similarly, for Twelfth Night of Christmas, the Eve of Epiphany, we shouldn’t have a simple meal.  Bring in Alligator Soup, complete with…