THE COOK SHOP: NOW & THEN

THE COOK SHOP: NOW & THEN

Kara Johnson

 Let me take this opportunity to formally introduce myself. My name is Kara Johnson, and as the saying goes, I was born and raised in New Orleans. I’m an attorney, entrepreneur, food and lifestyle...

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits

Kara Johnson

Shrimp & Grits are a staple in the world of New Orleans inspired cuisine. The dish itself has extended beyond the bayous and into fine dining establishments the world over. Voted the #3 dish on...

A Word with Shawn Lindsay

A Word with Shawn Lindsay

Kara Johnson

I’d like you to meet Shawn Lindsay.  I consider him a friend and count myself lucky to be able to do so. This interview is a part of my series covering good cooks in the City of New Orleans.  My ...

Creamy Salmon Pasta

Creamy Salmon Pasta

Kara Johnson

Ingredients THE COOK SHOP Creole and Cajun Seasoning Blends 2 salmon filets 2 cups penne pasta 1 pint heavy cream 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 1 bunch of green onions 2 table spoons of canola oil  ...

The Great King Cake Debate

The Great King Cake Debate

Kara Johnson

Have you heard about the great king cake controversy?  There's an ongoing debate about this delightful delicacy. What actually makes a king cake a king cake?  Can any pastry topped with purple, g...

CAJUN JAMBALAYA by Chef Gason Nelson

CAJUN JAMBALAYA by Chef Gason Nelson

Kara Johnson

 CAJUN JAMBALAYA INGREDIENTS: Cooking Music:  I suggest The Balfa Brothers "The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music, Volumes 1 & 2".  It takes you on a musical tour of Acadiana. 1/2 pou...