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Writer | Blogger | Recipe Developer | Father

About Me

Eric Olsson has been writing for a food and recipe blog for over ten years. His passion for writing and recipe development has led him to be mentioned in Louisiana Cookin' magazine and various freelance work for a famous food brand in New Orleans, LA. His recipes have been published in a magazine and various cookbooks. On his blog, you'll find a variety of food-related articles, interviews, reviews, and recipes. Previous freelance work has included restaurant feature articles and recipe development. When he is not working on, thinking about, or eating food, he enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and four children.

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My Writing Samples

Fried Chicken and Red Beans at Willie Mae’s Scotch House

As you walk up, the aroma of fried chicken fills the air. People from all over the world line up and wait, sometimes hours, to enter Willie Mae’s Scotch House, a small two-room restaurant in the historic Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. They’re attracted by not only the aroma of perfectly fried chicken but also by the accolades from the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and the James Beard Foundation, which declared it an “American Classic Restaurant” for carrying on the traditions of great


At Fiorella’s, Food is a Family Tradition

To understand how important the Fiorella family has been to the food culture of New Orleans, just ask the folks who line up early at Fiorella’s Cafe in Gentilly, waiting for the doors to open. They wait for that hot and crunchy, award-winning fried chicken that is perfectly seasoned down to the bone. Some are there for the wide variety of po-boys on the menu. And many are there early on Mondays for first dibs on the hearty, smoky Monday red beans and rice before they sell out.




Red Beans & Eric is a lighthearted food blog where New Orleans enthusiast Eric Olsson shares photos and recipes inspired by the Crescent City. The website is more than just recipes and interviews about the famous Monday tradition of red beans and rice, it's also about community, culture, music, and coming together over a great meal. Red Beans & Eric has turned into a way to celebrate what makes southern Louisiana and New Orleans so special and unique.

Company: Red Beans and Eric

I worked there from 11/2011 until now

Freelance Writer

Company: Bent Media

I worked there from / until /

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