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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In the Media

Your LA2LAChef ( aka Gisele) is very happy to be a monthly contributor to OKRA, the online publication of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She also happens to love okra, the vegetable, too.

She has also been a guest contributor at,, and

Additionally she has been featured in print and online at:

AARP Español

Real Food Traveler

Has been interviewed for radio and Internet podcasts at:

The Bikini Chef

Tonia’s kitchen

What’s Cookin’ with Paul Stern and Mike Horn

The Good Life

NPR’s Tell Me More

KCRW’s Good Food

SoCal Restaurant Show

So Cal Restaurant Show

And has appeared demonstrating recipes  and sharing stories on television at:

San Diego Live

Her recipes have been featured at:

L.A. Brides

The Paramus Post