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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New Orleans 4 Years Later

Posted by on Aug 30, 2009, 11:36 pm in Current Affairs, History, Personal Reflection | 0 comments

This weekend marks the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s hit on the Gulf Coast, and today the 4th anniversary of New Orleans’ awakening, in spite of being spared a direct hit, to being flooded by the effects of waters surging up the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. And this week marks the 4th year since the startling “Third World” images were broadcast across our airwaves from one of our nation’s most beloved cities.

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Posted by on Jun 16, 2009, 4:27 pm in Current Affairs, History, Travel | 0 comments

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Visiting with Leah Chase

Posted by on May 26, 2009, 12:27 pm in Current Affairs, Food and Drink, History, Travel | 0 comments

On the last day of my visit a couple of weeks ago, I stopped in to visit with Mrs. Leah Chase of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. I had visited with Mrs. Chase, in her FEMA trailer, on my last visit, but hadn’t been smart enough to tape it then. This time I wised up and video taped our chat.

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