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Jun 8, 2009 07:47 PM

Out of the ordinary foods...

I'm looking for some items in New Orleans that are usually a little harder to find in such as: Sea Urchin, Quail Eggs, Sweetbreads and Zucchini Blossoms. Please help!

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  1. sweetbreads can be found at Bayona I believe

    1. Sweetbreads are offered in most better rest.

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      1. re: JazzyB

        My old stand-by Galatoire's has offered them for years..evevn when no one else did. I wonder if anyone locally has brought back skate? I have not seen it in New Orleans...New York re-discovered it some years back.

          1. re: edible complex

            I am glad to hear do they prepare it? The classic is buerre noir and it is very hard to beat that. I've seen it in town off-and-on for a long time but not as a regular item.

      2. Quail eggs are easy; go to an asian grocery store and you can buy 'em by the dozen. Asian Gourmet market in Kenner, Hong Kong market in Gretna, various other asian markets around town.

        Sea urchin: can't say that I've seen it outside of restaurants. Kanno in Fat City and Horinoya on Poydras both offer urchin at times.

        Zucchini blossoms: check the farmers' markets; sometimes WF has them (at absolutely ruinous prices)...dunno if any of the latin american markets springing up like weeds after a rain has them or not. I'll look around; maybe Union supermarket in Kenner?

        1. Saw both quail eggs and zucchini blossoms at the farmer's market on Broadway this morning. Not sure if those vendors are at the Saturday market.

          1. Bayona has always been known for their sweetbreads. Recently. I've had them at Brigsten's (very good) and MiLa (outstanding)