Category: Cooking

5 great things to do with New Orleans’ favorite vegetable – the mirliton

Pronounced something like “me-lay-taw” in New Orleans, the mirliton is known by many other names throughout the world including chayote, cho-cho, christophine, choko, and vegetable pear.  This wrinkly green squash is the fruit of the sechium edule plant. If you have never heard of this thing, don’t feel bad – I […]


Homemade spring rolls

I had a half-Vietnamese roommate in college, and his mom’s specialty (as far as we were concerned) was rice paper-wrapped egg rolls.  They were amazing! These were the first eggrolls I’d ever seen wrapped in rice papers instead of wontons.   They were crispy and flaky and light. His […]