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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A Visit to Washington DC – and the New African American Museum

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017, 4:00 pm in Historic Places, History, Restaurants, Travel | 0 comments

A summer escape to the Washington DC area with a visit to the new National Museum of African American History.

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Honey Harvesting at La Provence

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017, 10:26 am in Food and Drink, Learning Experiences, Restaurants | 0 comments

A visit to La Provence, John Besh’s country restaurant with small backyard farm, yields facts about bee keeping and honey harvesting.

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Eating Around Oakland

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016, 9:21 am in Restaurants, Travel | 2 comments

Eating around Oakland- a sampling of the city’s hot new restaurant scene.

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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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Ash Wednesday at Shaya

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016, 12:54 pm in Chef Interviews, Restaurants | 2 comments

An almost vegetarian lunch at Alon Shaya’s newest restaurant, Shaya, serving vibrant Israeli cuisine.

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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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Holiday Tea at The Windsor Court

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015, 12:51 pm in Events, Restaurants, Seasonal Celebrations | 5 comments

An outing to the holiday afternoon tea at The Windsor Court Hotel

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Meet Alon Shaya

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015, 10:03 am in Chef Interviews, History, Restaurants | 1 comment

Meet Alon Shaya, who happens to be having a great year. Now, I’m looking back 10 years, when he and John Besh re-entered New Orleans right after the storm.

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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: Second Stop – San Antonio, TX

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015, 2:14 pm in Restaurants, Travel | 3 comments

Second stop on my road trip – San Antonio, Texas, a lovely Latin city with a river running through the heart of it.

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