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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A Precious Visit

By on Oct 24, 2011, 7:42 pm in Personal Reflection | 4 comments

Bev, Al & Arthe'Bev, my brother, Al, and Arthe’

I have been away from this blog for too long. There are several reasons. Computer problems, bigger challenges than I anticipated putting together the audio and slide show of my interview with Ti Adelaide Martin of the Brennan family, with which I wanted to start the coverage of my food blogging trip in New Orleans at the end of August. More importantly, my days have been occupied with daily trips to the hospital.

My mother was released from the hospital a few days ago after a 3 week stay, and a very serious surgery and period of rehab. In the last week she was there, I took her life long friends, Arthé and Beverly to visit her. Afterwards, Arthé christened it “a precious visit”. The following is a section of a piece I wrote after the visit which I want to share with you now. And I promise- the coverage of the New Orleans trip is coming soon.



  1. I always enjoy your writing, Gisele. I hope your mom is doing well and getting stronger. That’s a beautiful picture of the two of you! My mom said she talked to Beverly just the other day. Thanks for posting.

    Avatar Denise

    October 24, 2011

  2. Thanks, Denise. Beverly looks so well.

    Avatar Gisele

    October 24, 2011

  3. Very touching and a beautiful pic. Hope all are recuperating well.

    Avatar Lentil Breakdown

    October 24, 2011

  4. Happy to hear the good news and experience those good laughs we all know that only great friends can share. GREG

    Avatar Sippitysup

    October 29, 2011

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