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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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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Kendall Jackson’s Heirloom Tomato Festival – and Achiote Spiced Beef Tacos

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014, 3:50 pm in Recipes-Savory, Travel, Wine | 1 comment

A visit to Kendall Jackson’s yummy Heirloom Tomato Festival, and a recipe for Achiote Spiced Beef Tacos

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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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My Welcome Back Home Dinner at Fleming’s Steak House

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013, 4:36 pm in Restaurants, Wine | 0 comments

My Welcome Back Home Dinner at Fleming’s Steak House

A steak and wine pairing dinner at Fleming’s Steak House makes my re-entry into L.A. soooo tasty.

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Touring Jordan Winery’s Estate – and Harvest Lunch

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013, 5:10 pm in Travel, Wine | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, I was invited (for the second time) to Jordan Winery in Healdsburg, CA. This time it was to experience their estate tour.

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Blending a Grand Reserve Cabernet with Kendall Jackson

Posted by on May 16, 2013, 3:21 pm in Events, Wine | 1 comment

I was delighted to receive an invite to a Kendall Jackson wine blending seminar where I tried my hand at blending a Grand Reserve Cabernet.

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Visiting Kendall Jackson – and Caramel Corn with a Late Harvest Chardonnay

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013, 2:33 pm in Food and Drink, Travel, Wine | 1 comment

A visit to Kendall Jackson’s new tasting room, kitchen and culinary gardens in Sonoma County, and recipe for Caramel Corn.

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So Long 2012- Hello 2013- and Recipe for Vintner’s Salad

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013, 4:21 pm in Events, Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Restaurants, Travel, Wine | 0 comments

2012 year was filled with trips- big thanks to all who invited and/or hosted me in both NOLA and California.

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Visiting Sonoma County- Healdsburg Part 4- Jordan Winery

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012, 5:30 pm in Travel, Wine | 6 comments

A tour and stay at Jordan Winery.

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Visiting Sonoma County-Healdsburg Part 3-Lunch at Bistro Ralph

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012, 4:29 pm in Food and Drink, Travel, Wine | 0 comments

Bistro Ralph, in Healdsburg, deserved a return visit for their great lamb burger with blue cheese, local Rosé wine, and great servers.

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