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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Quiche Lorraine

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017, 1:20 pm in Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

Quiche Lorraine, a sometimes beleaguered, but still true classic – and delicious – dish.

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Warm Lentil Salad with Butternut Squash and Brown Butter Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017, 4:49 pm in Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

A wonderful warm lentil salad with butternut squash, pancetta and brown butter vinaigrette – great with crispy skinned salmon.

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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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Stuffed Mirlitons (aka Chayotes)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016, 2:43 pm in Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

Stuffed mirlitons are traditionally served at the holidays on New Orleans Creole tables- but you don’t have to wait till then to give these a try.

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Orange Cilantro Cole Slaw

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016, 10:34 am in Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

This Orange Cilantro Cole Slaw is a delicious variation on an old classic.

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Crawfish Boil at the Home of John Besh

Posted by on May 17, 2016, 2:48 pm in Events, Recipes-Savory, Special Events | 0 comments

A crawfish boil, a beloved springtime event in southern Louisiana, at the home of Chef John Besh, where he talks about his foundation’s work.

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Tortilla Soup!

Posted by on May 5, 2016, 10:50 am in Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo- Tortilla Soup- a soup you can garnish with favorite “salad” ingredients.

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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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Cuba Revisited: The New Paladares- and a Recipe for Plantain Chips

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016, 12:14 pm in Recipes-Savory, Restaurants, Travel | 1 comment

Two new paladares in Havana, 304 O’Reilly and its sister place, El Del Frente, make a big impression.

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