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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Comfort Food Buffets for the Holidays

By on Oct 20, 2008, 7:11 am in Food and Drink, Seasonal Celebrations, Small Pleasures Catering | 0 comments

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above gold, it would be a merrier world.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

Now there’s something we sorely need reminding of at this moment in history.

Okay- so, yes, we need some gold , too in this life, and everyone’s concerned about their shekels right now. But in spite of what the stock market, the banks, and the Treasury Secretary et al are doing, we still have holiday entertaining and celebrating to do. So the line of attack is to strategize how to create the best value for your money when it comes to holiday parties.

I’ve heard news reports recently that sales of comfort foods are up.  A holiday buffet full of comfort foods sounds just perfect for these challenging times- a feast of meatloaf with mac and cheese, roast turkey and mashed potatoes with gravy, fried catfish, hush puppies and greens- yum! After all, the comfort foods of many cultures have gone on to be universally loved culinary delights. We all have a soft spot for those certain foods, and we could certainly use a little comfort right now.

I’d love to hear what your favorite comfort foods are, so leave me a comment.


Macaroni and Cheese Macaroni and Cheese





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