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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Tortellini and Shrimp Salad with Ravigote Sauce

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013, 1:20 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

This shrimp and tortellini salad, made with a Creolized version of the classic French sauce, Ravigote, is definitely a keeper

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Cool Summer Cocktails – Lunch at Borgne and Their Presa Margarita

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013, 12:00 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Cocktails, Restaurants | 0 comments

A wonderful new cocktail discovery (and a great lunch) from Borgne Restaurant.

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My (Slightly Uneasy) Visit to Oak Alley Plantation

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013, 9:23 am in Personal Reflection, Travel | 0 comments

Expecting to do a nice, easy travel post about a beautiful antebellum home, I was unprepared for the uneasy feeling I left with after the visit.

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Orange Ginger Florentines with Aunt Leticia’s Pineapple Sherbet

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013, 3:27 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 4 comments

I got to share one of my favorite cookies, Orange Ginger Florentines, along with Aunt Leticia’s PIneapple Sherbet on San Diego LIve!

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La Provence and Chef John Besh’s Little Pig Farm

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013, 1:43 pm in Food and Drink, Restaurants, Travel | 1 comment

Having a fine Sunday brunch and visiting the Mangalista pigs at La Provence in La Combe, LA.

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