Justin Vogt

Justin Vogt is a freelance journalist living in New Orleans. More

Justin Vogt is a freelance journalist living in New Orleans. More of his work can be found at his Web site.
  • An Asian Carp Invasion

    This non-native menace has overrun the Mississippi, could devastate the Great Lakes, and likes to fling itself at boaters. So eat it—before it breaks your nose.

  • Gumbo: The Mysterious History

    The legendary rice-based dish has a controversial past and a vibrant future in New Orleans and its surroundings.

  • Recipe: Poppy Tooker's Seafood Gumbo

    Poppy Tooker is a well-regarded New Orleans cooking instructor and slow-food advocate. Her gumbo credentials were burnished last year when she appeared on Throwdown with Bobby Flay and roundly defeated the cocky celebrity chef in a gumbo cook-off.

  • Recipe: Poppy Tooker's "Diaspora Gumbo"

    Along with New Orleans essentials--red beans and rice and jambalaya--Diaspora Gumbo was designed as a formula wherein you'd "pick your diaspora by choosing from the following foods, depending on personal preference and availability to obtain ingredients in your evacuation site."

  • New Orleans Celebrates a Sandwich

    The Po-Boy Preservation Festival happened at the site of a violent skirmish in the days after Katrina. SLIDE SHOW  I

  • SLIDE SHOW: New Orleans Celebrates a Sandwich

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

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Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

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Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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