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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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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Kids at the Mardi Gras- a Few Sights and Sounds

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015, 2:21 pm in Celebrations, Seasonal Celebrations, Special Events, Travel | 2 comments

One of the best things about the New Orleans Carnival parades- watching the kids. Here are a few shots.

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What’s New in King Cakes?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015, 10:30 am in Entertaining Trends, Food and Drink, Holiday Entertaining, Special Events | 1 comment

There’s been a surge of innovation in King Cakes recently, and in my dedication to you, I went out to sample some of them.

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Braised Lamb Shanks for Passover or Easter Week

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014, 6:41 pm in Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Savory, Special Events | 2 comments

These Braised Lamb Shanks make for a very special dinner.

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Event Professionals Share Food and Drink Trends for 2011-Part 1

Posted by on Jan 4, 2011, 9:34 am in Entertaining Trends, Food and Drink, Small Pleasures Catering, Special Events | 1 comment

Event Professionals Share Food and Drink Trends for 2011-Part 1

Sharing predicted food and drink trends from event professionals for 2011.

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A Little More Joy of Baking, LA Helps LA and Fig Frangipane Tart

Posted by on Oct 6, 2010, 1:41 pm in Food and Drink, Shameless Self Promotion- Sharing Successes, Special Events | 4 comments

Sharing a few of the great dishes we served at L.A. food bloggers LA Helps LA tasting event to benefit Gulf Restoration Network, highlighting products sent by our great sponsors.

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Alison and Aaron Wedding Party and Asian Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Posted by on Sep 14, 2010, 9:44 am in Books, Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory, Special Events | 3 comments

A Pan Asian menu for a casual backyard party to celebrate a newly married couple.

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Birthday Celebrations

Posted by on May 28, 2010, 1:32 pm in Celebrations, Special Events | 0 comments

Birthday Celebrations

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A Mother’s Day Brunch- with Mixed Berry Shortcake for Dessert

Posted by on May 8, 2010, 3:07 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Seasonal Celebrations, Small Pleasures Catering, Special Events | 1 comment

A Mother’s Day Brunch- with Mixed Berry Shortcake for Dessert

Mother’s Day is the second busiest day of the year for restaurants, after Valentine’s Day. But my mother finds eating in a restaurant on Mother’s Day depressing, so we prepare a special brunch celebration of Mom at home.

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