Ray Cannata has eaten at over 750 New Orleans restaurants, so he knows a thing or two about hanging out. Margo Moss has turned Ted's Frostop from a greasy spoon into a considerably less greasy but not quite silver spoon. When the sun goes down on The NOLA Brewing Tap Room in the Irish Channel, Ray and Margo entertain members of New Orleans restaurant community. Their guests bring along a friend, a +1. Anything can happen.
What's the difference between God and a Goddess? The former is everywhere and the latter is in one place at a time, right?
NOLA Food Goddess Lori Gaudin comes mighty close to challenging that definition.
Ray and Margo do their best to list all Lorin's culinary exploits from blogs to cookbooks, podcasts, TV shows, social media, and radio programs, but the list of achievements pales like vanilla against the colorful conversation about Lorin's life.
From disparate childhood influences to daring early forays into love and food, from the Paris of South, New Orleans, to the real deal Parisian cooking school, from omnivore eating to the tyranny of Celiac disease and her attendant blog about it, My Stupid Stomach, Lorin Gaudin's fearless tell-all defines what makes a Goddess.
Kim Ranjbar and Lorin have been buddies since their early post-Katrina experiences threw them together.
Kim tells the story behind her wildly popular column Weekend Cheat Sheet, in which she chronicles her weekly indulgences in her one day a week deviating from her diet.