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 Jazz Fest- and a Recipe for Crawfish Monica, sort of…

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016, 1:19 pm in Events, Music, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 1 comment

A bit of Dianne Reeves at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and a recipe for my version of Crawfish Monica.

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October in New Orleans- It’s Festival Season!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014, 4:42 pm in Music, Travel | 2 comments

October brings an embarrassment of riches to get out and experience in New Orleans.

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Heirloom Cherry Tomato and Olive Salad with Israeli Feta and Mint

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013, 3:07 pm in Food and Drink, Music, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

A day at the Playboy Jazz Festival, enjoying Trombone Shorty, among others, and tasty treats, like this great Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad.

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The Second Line

Posted by on May 13, 2013, 11:50 am in Celebrations, Current Affairs, History, Music | 5 comments

Whenever a group of New Orleanians is gathered, either in Los Angeles or the Crescent City, they rise to their feet and start waving their handkerchiefs, and often umbrellas, when the Second Line’s funky beat wafts over them.

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Five years after Katrina-New Orleans Night at the Hollywood Bowl

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010, 8:34 am in History, Music, Personal Reflection | 2 comments

Looking over the last 5 years, there’s no doubt that the two main engines fueling the restoration of New Orleans post-Katrina, are the food and the music. As I began to mull over what I would write, I knew I had to write about this concert.

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Posted by on Apr 27, 2009, 9:44 am in Current Affairs, Food and Drink, Music, Travel | 0 comments

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