This time in Iowa is the beginning of farrowing season. For those of you unfamiliar with farm terminology, it’s the time of year when sows give birth. Many farmers have been working diligently in preparation for pasture farrowing. They’ve been busy moving hog houses from last year’s plot to the next field. It might seem like a lot of work, but pasture farrowing is not new. It’s a traditional farming practice that has been passed down for centuries.
April is National BLT Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing some of the Niman Ranch team’s favorite BLT recipes. Sure – you could go for the regular bacon, lettuce and tomato version. But why not spice things up a bit?
New Orleans is widely known for its music and festivals, but there is so much more to this vibrant city. Beyond the beads and nightlife is a cultural and historically-rich mecca that has been rebuilt with vigor since Katrina hit ten years ago. The restaurant scene has blossomed, in particular, with the addition of concepts that answer to both cultural expectations and national trends.
We visited recently and built a list of restaurants to help you skip all the Yelp reviews and enjoy your stay. Our favorites follow some or all of the following criteria:
- Are small or locally-owned
- Serve up sustainable meat and produce
- Offer a creative menu
While we have some of the most talked about restaurants on this list, we chose to highlight some of the hidden gems this city has to offer as well. From burgers to live music and fine dining, this food adventure blog is the perfect guide to eating in New Orleans!