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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Rosé Fest Part 2- A Cal/Med Menu and Oven Roasted Cippoline with Basil

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012, 5:37 pm in Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

Rosé Fest features a Cal-Med menu designed to transport you to the Mediterranean coast. This year we welcomed a new love- Roasted Cippoline with Basil.

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Oysters Rockefeller, Escargots and Barefoot Wine

Posted by on May 30, 2012, 8:29 am in Food and Drink, Historic Places, Menus, Recipes-Savory, Restaurants, Travel, Wine | 3 comments

Lunch with Barefoot Wines at Antoine’s in New Orleans, home of the original Oysters Rockefeller

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Rosé Fest 2011-Part 2 and a Grand Aioli- sort of…

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011, 9:31 am in Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory, Wine | 7 comments

In the south of France, the stronghold of Rosé wines, they are served with another summer treat, the Grand Aioli- a meal of meats, fish, and vegetables all served with that wonderfully pungent garlic mayonnaise, aioli. In France, the meats, fish and veggies are generally poached, but here in So Cal we like to grill things. I offer my menu version for our Rosé Fest.

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Summer Garden Parties- and a Recipe for Salmon Cakes

Posted by on May 20, 2011, 5:45 pm in Menus, Recipes-Savory, Seasonal Celebrations | 3 comments

These wonderful Fresh Salmon Cakes, created for an outdoor garden party, are great for brunch, but are versatile enough travel into lunch, and even an early dinner meal.

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Suzanne Goin and I Chat on the Fine Art of Menu Planning

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011, 3:08 pm in Chef Interviews, Menus, Party Planning Tips, Small Pleasures Catering | 1 comment

Suzanne Goin and I Chat on the Fine Art of Menu Planning

Planning a well balanced menu is a very specific skill, and vital aspect to catering, and party planning.
Join me, for my recent chat with Suzanne Goin, on the menu selection process.

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A Menu to Complement a Keg Party- and Korean Beef Taco Recipe

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010, 2:51 pm in Books, Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

Beer is the world’s most widely consumed beverage after water and tea, and its often called the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage. It’s also a natural to accompany spicier ethnic cuisines. Take a look at this menu designed specifically to complement a beer only party.

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Alison and Aaron Wedding Party and Asian Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Posted by on Sep 14, 2010, 9:44 am in Books, Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory, Special Events | 3 comments

A Pan Asian menu for a casual backyard party to celebrate a newly married couple.

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Tapas and Paella for a Milestone Birthday Party

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010, 10:39 am in Celebrations, Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory | 1 comment

Tapas with Paella – great menu for a special occasion party.

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