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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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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Barefoot – and Beyond – at Broussard’s

Posted by on May 30, 2015, 9:49 am in Events, Restaurants, Travel, Wine | 2 comments

Having lunch with Barefoot Wine at Broussard’s, a venerable French Quarter restaurant as part of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

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Brunching at Commander’s Palace – and Their Bread Pudding Soufflé

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014, 1:28 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Restaurants | 1 comment

Every visitor to New Orleans should experience dining at Commander’s Palace. I was lucky enough to brunch there a couple of weekends ago, where my dining companion had the famous Bread Pudding Soufflé fro dessert.

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Eating Around New Orleans 2014

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014, 12:15 pm in Restaurants, Travel | 4 comments

New Orleans was famously dissed by a prominent restaurant critic 9 years ago. We, of course, did not agree with him then, but today the restaurant scene is more vibrant than ever.

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Lunching at Blanco’s- a Pretty Damn Good “Chain” Restaurant in Phoenix

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014, 1:07 pm in Personal Reflection, Restaurants | 6 comments

Lunching at Blanco’s- a Pretty Damn Good “Chain” Restaurant in Phoenix. Is it worthy of my dining dollars?

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Barefoot at Bistro Ralph

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014, 8:52 am in Restaurants, Travel, Wine | 3 comments

Meeting with Jen Wall, Barefoot Wines winemaker, over lunch at Bistro Ralph in Healdsburg.

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Discovering Bravas Amidst a Bit of Sunday Synchronicity

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014, 11:07 am in Restaurants, Travel | 0 comments

After a day of catching up with friends, we found a bit of synchronicity, AND a fabulous meal at Bravas Tapas Bar in Healdsburg.

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Savoring Mussels in Green Curry Sauce at Pêche

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014, 2:13 pm in Restaurants, Travel | 1 comment

Savoring the Mussels in Green Curry Sauce at Donald Link’s New Orleans eatery, Peche.

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Toup’s Meatery

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014, 9:01 am in Restaurants, Travel | 7 comments

Toup’s Meatery- where I just want to eat my way through the whole menu.

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Domenica – to Soothe a Frazzled Traveler

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014, 9:01 am in Restaurants, Travel | 1 comment

Domenica’s rustic Italian, wood fire oven cooked food was just what this frazzled traveler needed.

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