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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Calás for Mardi Gras

By on Feb 26, 2014, 5:19 pm in Food and Drink, Shameless Self Promotion- Sharing Successes | 5 comments





Your LA2LA Chef is honored to announce she will be discussing that distinctly  New Orleans treat, Calás , with Chef Jamie Gwen this weekend, and with  NPR’s Michelle Martin on Tell Me More. These shows air in markets throughout the country. Click through to their websites to find out when and where it airs in your market.


And if you want to read my previous post on my learning of the lost food tradition of Calás, you can click through to an earlier blog post right here at Pain Perdu.


Happy Mardi Gras, and Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler, y’all!


You can listen to me speak with Ms. Martin of Tell Me More by clicking on the link below:



  1. Heard you on NPR’s “Tell Me More” with Michel Martin (aired here in Northern NJ on WNYC Radio). I am intrigued!


    March 4, 2014

  2. Thank you, Laura, for listening, and for taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you will click through to the recipe at the former post, and read my family’s personal history with Calás, too.

    Gisele Perez

    March 4, 2014

  3. I, too, heard your NPR segment earlier today and am so pleased to have found your blog!


    March 4, 2014

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