From North To South, Louisiana Family Food Traditions

From North To South, Louisiana Family Food Traditions

On this week's Louisiana Eats, we examine family food traditions from North Louisiana to the most southern tip of the boot!


First, Chef Nick Lama invites us into the kitchen at Avo, an intimate fine-dining restaurant near Audubon Park in Uptown New Orleans. A third-generation Sicilian and native New Orleanian, Nick most recently worked as Chef de Cuisine at Gautreau's, where he won Gambit's Emerging Chef Challenge. Nick gives us a Northern Italian pasta and truffle lesson and shares some insider pasta tips.

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Why I Decided To Keep The Family Business Alive

Why I Decided To Keep The Family Business Alive

At one point in their lives, each of our guests had to choose whether or not they would inherit a family business. The answer didn't always come quickly, and most of them had to change the business to make it their own, but each decided to carry their family's tradition to the next generation.

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