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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Rosé Fest 2011- Part 5 Olive Oil Cake with Sautéed Brandied Peaches

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011, 10:13 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 1 comment

As I thought about desserts to serve at the Rosé Fest, this Olive Oil Cake, from a recipe of Suzanne Goin’s, seemed a perfect choice for a Mediterranean style menu.

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Rosé Fest 2011-Part 4 Swiss Chard and Salumi Tart

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011, 7:08 am in Events, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

I love tarts, and over the years, I have usually included a savory vegetable tart, as well as a dessert tart in my Rosé Fest menu. This Swiss Chard and Salumi Tart was this year’s hit.

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Rosé Fest 2011-Part 2 and a Grand Aioli- sort of…

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011, 9:31 am in Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory, Wine | 7 comments

In the south of France, the stronghold of Rosé wines, they are served with another summer treat, the Grand Aioli- a meal of meats, fish, and vegetables all served with that wonderfully pungent garlic mayonnaise, aioli. In France, the meats, fish and veggies are generally poached, but here in So Cal we like to grill things. I offer my menu version for our Rosé Fest.

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Rosé Fest 2011- Part 1 Hurray for Pink Wines!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011, 9:27 am in Celebrations, Wine | 8 comments

I have a thing for Rosé wines. I’ve been drinking then for almost as long as I’ve been drinking wine. In 2000, I began the (mostly) annual tradition of the Rosé Fest tasting party. Over the next couple of posts, I will be sharing thoughts and dishes from this year’s Rosé Fest.

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Santa Barbara Getaway- Part 5- A Stop Along the Urban Wine Trail

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011, 2:34 pm in Food and Drink, Travel, Wine | 2 comments

On this last day of my Santa Barbara getaway, I stay in the coastal resort town and make a stop along the Urban Wine Trail.

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