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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Crab and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chiles for Cinco De Mayo

Posted by on May 4, 2014, 3:29 pm in Celebrations, Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

These Crabmeat and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chiles are great for a Cinco De Mayo luncheon – or on any day.

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In Praise of the California Avocado-and a Recipe for Chunky Guacamole

Posted by on May 3, 2011, 2:38 pm in Food and Drink, Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory | 6 comments

Guacamole is a dish much beloved by So Cal dwellers who grew up eating Cal Mex food. It should never be made in a food processor, never whirred to a smooth paste- in fact, ideally it should be mashed in a bowl (or a molcajete to be really authentic) to a nice, slightly chunky consistency, and it should never be stretched with sour cream. The taste of the avocado itself should shine prominently.

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