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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Great Passover Sweet Treats- Part 1

Posted by on Mar 28, 2010, 5:57 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Seasonal Celebrations | 0 comments

These chocolate meringue “S” ‘s are a classic European petits fours, and perfect for Passover.

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King’s Day, King Cakes and the Beginning of Carnival Season

Posted by on Jan 6, 2010, 1:12 pm in Food and Drink, History, Holiday Entertaining, Personal Reflection, Recipes-Sweet, Seasonal Celebrations | 1 comment

King’s day- the Feast of the Epiphany- marks the beginning of Carnival season when King Cakes grace every table in New Orleans.

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A Post-Thanksgiving Brunch- with Cheese Blintzes on the Menu

Posted by on Dec 4, 2009, 9:03 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Seasonal Celebrations | 1 comment

For several years now, I’ve been privileged to cater a post-Thanksgiving brunch for one of my clients on the Saturday morning after Thanksgiving. It’s a great way to kick back with friends, and watch all those college football games, after the big T-day holiday.

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An Autumn Wedding Feast to Celebrate Your Marriage

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009, 9:38 am in Celebrations, Food and Drink, Menus, Seasonal Celebrations, Special Events | 1 comment

Incorporate the rich colors, scents, spices and flavors of autumn to your wedding feast as metaphors to remind you of your vows and love for each other as you encounter those objects throughout your lives together.

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A Perfect Menu for an Outdoor Summer Wedding

Posted by on May 20, 2009, 6:00 pm in Food and Drink, Menus, Pet Peeves and Rants, Seasonal Celebrations, Special Events | 0 comments

A room temperature menu of sun-kissed foods is perfect for a wedding in the heat of summer.

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