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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Breakfast Pasta with Eggs, Bacon and Sautéed Onions

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017, 12:23 pm in Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

I needed comfort food this weekend – you know, starchy, fatty, salty, chocked full of umami cheesy goodness comfort food – to get through these days, and prepare myself for the march, for the fight.

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Remembering Dooky Chase, Carmen Morial and a Recipe for Devilled Crabs

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016, 3:31 pm in Food and Drink, Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

Remembering two elders of New Orleans Creole community and a recipe for Louisiana Style Devilled Crabs.

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Cuba Revisited: Day 1 – The Rolling Stones

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016, 12:02 pm in Historic Places, History, Personal Reflection, Travel | 5 comments

My second visit to Cuba, at this historic time, begins with seeing The Rolling Stones.

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Celebrating Dooky Chase’s Restaurant and Ms. Leah Chase

Posted by on Jan 9, 2016, 1:49 pm in Historic Places, History, Personal Reflection, Restaurants | 0 comments

Ms. Leah Chase’s 93rd birthday celebration, and the 75th anniversary of Dooky Chase’s restaurant.

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Remembering Paul Prudhomme and Crawfish Cornbread Dressing

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015, 5:56 pm in Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 1 comment

New Orleans lost two towering figures this fall – legendary music producer and singer/songwriter, Allen Toussaint from the music world, and seminal American chef, Paul Prudhomme from the world of food.

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Mourning the Loss of a Gentle Spirit

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015, 2:25 pm in Personal Reflection | 5 comments

A very gentle spirit left us this week- Rapunzel, a foster dog who came to stay for what I thought would be a few weeks, but ended up staying for close to five years.

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Road Trip: El Paso, New Mexico and a Lunch Stop in Tuscon, AZ

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015, 2:41 pm in Personal Reflection, Restaurants, Travel | 0 comments

Driving through the small town American Southwest, and a lunch stop at Pasco Kitchen and Lounge in Tucson, AZ.

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Road Trip: First Stop – Lafayette, LA

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015, 2:47 pm in Personal Reflection, Restaurants, Travel | 1 comment

Off on a road trip – that very American phenomenon. First stop – Lafayette, Louisiana -for a great lunch.

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Race, Southern Food and an Upside Down Peach Pecan Pie

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015, 1:40 pm in Personal Reflection, Recipes-Sweet | 2 comments

The issue of race is never too away when contemplating Southern food, and a recipe for Upside Down Peach Pecan Pie – an old “plantation” recipe.

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The Morning Call in City Park

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014, 1:08 pm in Personal Reflection, Travel | 2 comments

A very pleasant (almost) fall morning at The Morning Call in City Park.

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