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Are there any *real* Cajun/Creole restaurants in Dallas?

I am from Louisiana and I also love Nates.

Mar 27, 2010
jesstx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Frozen Artichoke Hearts??

Good news! I just called Market Street and they have them! Now I can make my Giada recipe :)

Mar 27, 2010
jesstx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Frozen Artichoke Hearts??

Thanks! which Kroger did you find them at? I know Trader Joes carries them, but unfortunately we do not have one. Yet anyway.

Mar 27, 2010
jesstx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Frozen Artichoke Hearts??

Does anyone know where I can find frozen artichoke hearts here in DFW? The canned/ jarred ones are getting old. Thanks!....

Mar 25, 2010
jesstx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to find Real Yams in Dallas (Not Sweet Potatoes)

I just also wanted to say, thanks for all the well wishes for my daughter! We are so thankful to live in Dallas with great docs and great medical care and all these options! God Bless!

Jun 09, 2009
jesstx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to find Real Yams in Dallas (Not Sweet Potatoes)

Thanks so much everyone! After reading more about the real yam, I am pretty sure I do not want the african variety-
Africa (from Wikipedia)
"Yams of African species must be cooked to be safely eaten, because various natural substances in raw yams can cause illness if consumed. (Excessive skin contact with uncooked yam fluids can cause the skin to itch. If this occurs, a quick cold bath will stop the itching.) Preparing these species is a time-consuming process, involving several minutes of pounding, leaching, and boiling to remove the toxins.[citation needed] The most common cooking method in Western and Central Africa is "pounded yam".
Yams may be served fried, boiled or pounded into a fufu dough form."

Yikes! lol... I have however found a carribean variety of sweet potato called Boniato Root which seems different enough botanically to try! Thanks again for all your help, I am going to have to check out some of these markets!

Jun 09, 2009
jesstx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to find Real Yams in Dallas (Not Sweet Potatoes)

Thanks guys, I asked at Whole Foods Richardson one time and they told me pretty much all of thier stuff are actually Sweet Potatoes. But I have not asked at the WF on Forest/ Preston. As I understand it real yams are actually white-ish to purple in flesh and are not botanically related to sweet potatoes at all. The reason I am on this hunt is because my daughter has so many food allergies she is on a special medical liquid diet. Yams are listed as being the least allergic vegetable, sweet potatoes are second, but she can't eat sweet potatoes, but it has been her mildest reaction. So I am trying to find yams! We have had the most success with the offbeat foods believe it or not. The things we do for our little kiddos :) I'll look for info on Carribean markets!

Jun 07, 2009
jesstx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to find Real Yams in Dallas (Not Sweet Potatoes)

Hi,
Anyone know where to find real yams in dallas? As in the real African yams which can grow up to seven feet, not small sweet potatoes? I realize they are most prevalent in the fall season, but don't even know where to look to start. I would prefer to find fresh, but would even consider canned.

Jun 07, 2009
jesstx in Dallas - Fort Worth