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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Remembering Paul Prudhomme and Crawfish Cornbread Dressing

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015, 5:56 pm in Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 1 comment

New Orleans lost two towering figures this fall – legendary music producer and singer/songwriter, Allen Toussaint from the music world, and seminal American chef, Paul Prudhomme from the world of food.

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Pasta Jambalaya

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014, 11:39 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

Pasta Jambalaya- a quicker, simpler version of the iconic Creole rice dish- is great for a Mardi Gras supper.

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Shrimp Creole

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013, 4:41 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

Shrimp Creole is a dish every New Orleanian grew up eating.

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Chatting with Ti Adelaide Martin of the Brennan Family-from the Origins of Commander’s Palace to Mr.B’s Bistro

Posted by on Jan 7, 2012, 11:34 am in History, Restaurants, Travel | 9 comments

Talking with Ti Adelaide Martin about the origins of Commander’s Palace, the Brennan’s flagship restaurant, straight on to the beginnings of modern restaurant history of New Orleans, and how Creole and Cajun food “crashed” in the kitchen of CP.

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Fish Friday- Blackened Salmon with Caesar Salad

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011, 5:38 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

Fish Friday- Blackened Salmon with Caesar Salad

Blackened Salmon with Caesar Salad is a perfect (and quick) LA to L.A. meal, with the wonderfully crisp and complex Rosenthal Surfrider 2009 Central Coast Chardonnay as an excellent accompaniment.

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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Bars

Posted by on Oct 29, 2010, 8:05 am in Books, Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 3 comments

Sweet Potato Pie is a southern classic, as is Pecan Pie. Marrying the spicy, dense sweet potato custard with the gooey, dark sweetness of pecan pie filing- well, that’s a stroke of genius.

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