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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Visiting Sonoma County-Healdsburg Part 2-Wine Tasting Around the Plaza

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012, 3:26 pm in Travel, Wine | 0 comments

After a bit of hanging out at the plaza in Healdsburg, it was time for wine tasting.

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Kermit Lynch’s 40th Anniversary Party- Yeh!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012, 12:28 pm in Events, Food and Drink, Travel, Wine | 2 comments

A stop off on my way up to Sonoma’s wine country to celebrate Kermit Lynch’s 40th anniversary.

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Planked Salmon Sliders with Rosemary Aioli

Posted by on Aug 5, 2012, 11:10 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Wine | 2 comments

Leftover Planked Salmon slathered with Rosemary Aioli makes a great little slider. I found them so charming, that I think they’ll be come a part of my small plates repertoire.

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Rosé Fest 2012- Part 1

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012, 8:11 am in Wine | 2 comments

Rosé Fest 2012- Part 1

Of all the treats summer brings, the one I most look forward to is Rosé, that most food friendly of wines. From the delicate salmon hued ones, to the voluptuous magentas, I love them all.

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Oysters Rockefeller, Escargots and Barefoot Wine

Posted by on May 30, 2012, 8:29 am in Food and Drink, Historic Places, Menus, Recipes-Savory, Restaurants, Travel, Wine | 3 comments

Lunch with Barefoot Wines at Antoine’s in New Orleans, home of the original Oysters Rockefeller

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Muriel’s Goat Cheese and Shrimp Crepes at IFBC NOLA

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012, 7:54 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Travel, Wine | 0 comments

These scrumptious Goat Cheese and Shrimp Crepes, courtesy of Muriel’s in Jackson Square, were the hit of the Friday night reception at IFBC NOLA last August.

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Rosé Fest 2011-Part 2 and a Grand Aioli- sort of…

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011, 9:31 am in Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory, Wine | 7 comments

In the south of France, the stronghold of Rosé wines, they are served with another summer treat, the Grand Aioli- a meal of meats, fish, and vegetables all served with that wonderfully pungent garlic mayonnaise, aioli. In France, the meats, fish and veggies are generally poached, but here in So Cal we like to grill things. I offer my menu version for our Rosé Fest.

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Rosé Fest 2011- Part 1 Hurray for Pink Wines!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011, 9:27 am in Celebrations, Wine | 8 comments

I have a thing for Rosé wines. I’ve been drinking then for almost as long as I’ve been drinking wine. In 2000, I began the (mostly) annual tradition of the Rosé Fest tasting party. Over the next couple of posts, I will be sharing thoughts and dishes from this year’s Rosé Fest.

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