An expatriate of New Orleans – and professional chef – who has lived in Los Angeles since her childhood, blogs about the journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles back to New Orleans, and points along the way.

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Braised Cabbage with Sausage

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016, 2:31 pm in Recipes-Savory | 1 comment

Braised Cabbage with Pork

Appreciating anew an old vegetable staple.

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Celebrating Dooky Chase’s Restaurant and Ms. Leah Chase

Posted by on Jan 9, 2016, 1:49 pm in Historic Places, History, Personal Reflection, Restaurants | 0 comments


Ms. Leah Chase’s 93rd birthday celebration, and the 75th anniversary of Dooky Chase’s restaurant.

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Remembering Paul Prudhomme and Crawfish Cornbread Dressing

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015, 5:56 pm in Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 1 comment

Chef Paul with my friend, Rose

New Orleans lost two towering figures this fall – legendary music producer and singer/songwriter, Allen Toussaint from the music world, and seminal American chef, Paul Prudhomme from the world of food.

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Holiday Tea at The Windsor Court

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015, 12:51 pm in Events, Restaurants, Seasonal Celebrations | 5 comments

Tea Sandwiches at the Windsor Court

An outing to the holiday afternoon tea at The Windsor Court Hotel

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Bourbon Hibiscus Cooler – Perfect for a Signature Holiday Cocktail

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015, 3:21 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Drinks | 0 comments

Bourbon Hibiscus Cooler

Bourbon Hibiscus Cooler, with Hibiscus and Rose Flower Extract, is a perfect cocktail to feature at your holiday party.

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Herb and Mustard Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015, 2:36 pm in Recipes-Savory | 1 comment

Herb and Mustard Roasted Pork Tenderloin

An easy, yet elegant, preparation for pork tenderloins.

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Mourning the Loss of a Gentle Spirit

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015, 2:25 pm in Personal Reflection | 5 comments

Rapunzel 2

A very gentle spirit left us this week- Rapunzel, a foster dog who came to stay for what I thought would be a few weeks, but ended up staying for close to five years.

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Quick Preserved Lemons and Preserved Lemon Aioli

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015, 3:55 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 1 comment

Salmon with  Preserved Lemon Aioli and Sauteed Basil Pesto Cherry Tomatoes

A jar of Preserved Lemons used in Preserved Lemon Aioli help to ease my transition back into my daily life after a long road trip, and from the last days of summer heat into fall.

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Meet Alon Shaya

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015, 10:03 am in Chef Interviews, History, Restaurants | 1 comment

Alon Shaya Headshot (3)

Meet Alon Shaya, who happens to be having a great year. Now, I’m looking back 10 years, when he and John Besh re-entered New Orleans right after the storm.

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Road Trip: El Paso, New Mexico and a Lunch Stop in Tuscon, AZ

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015, 2:41 pm in Personal Reflection, Restaurants, Travel | 0 comments

Pasco's Braised Beef Nachos with Veggies

Driving through the small town American Southwest, and a lunch stop at Pasco Kitchen and Lounge in Tucson, AZ.

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