Pomegranates: History, How to De-seed Them, and Using Them in Oatmeal

TAWNYA MANION So exotic of a fruit is the pomegranate that it appears in religious texts, romantic literature, and famous paintings. Its outside appearance keeps secret that inside resides ruby red arils that pop with bright sweet-tart flavor. In Greek mythology legend has it that Aphrodite planted the first pomegranate tree, thus giving the fruit … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque with Wild Mushrooms and Jumbo Lump Crabmeat

MAKES 12 SERVINGS Courtesy of Chef Colt Patin, Crawfish Town USA, Henderson, and Louisiana Cookin’ 2 large butternut squash 1/2 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, diced small 3 ribs celery, diced small 1 red bell pepper, diced small 9 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 gallon Seafood Stock (recipe follows) 2 bay leaves 1/4 teaspoon thyme … Continue reading