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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Good Luck for the New Year Italian Style-Cotechino and Warm Lentil Salad

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011, 1:11 pm in Celebrations, Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 6 comments

Lentils and Cotechino, a mouth-watering sausage, originating in the Modena region of Italy, and spiced with clove and garlic, is a New Year’s good luck tradition. I broke out a favorite recipe of mine, Lentil Salad, and warmed it up to serve with the Cotechino.

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Crabmeat Gratin-A New Orleans Classic with a Jarlsberg Twist

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011, 9:32 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

A recreation of a classic New Orleans dish, found in many venerable restaurants there, with nutty Jarlsberg.

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Looking Back at 2011 in Gratitude

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011, 1:11 pm in Food and Drink, Personal Reflection | 4 comments

In spite of the many difficult things this year brought, there was still so much to be grateful for.

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