The Best Beef Tenderloin

  The holiday season has already begun at our home, and I’m cooking for my husbands wine group this evening. The guys gather in our guest house out back, tell jokes and sip on different vintages in a blind tasting, while noshing on a couple of charcuterie trays I put together, along with something in…

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Grillades and Havarti Aged Cheese Grits

  For many years I would visit the French Quarter on Sunday’s and eat at a bistro called Petunia’s for brunch. The restaurant was filled with colorful people, had an over the top decor and served delicious comfort food, but sadly is know longer in existence. Petunia’s was well known for their enormous crepes, but one of…

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Sean Brock’s Perfect Cheeseburger

Sean Brock of Husk Restaurant, a gourmet food destination in Charleston, creates amazing cuisine, and like me is a lover of Allan Benton and his Smoky Mountain Country hams and bacon, procured in Madisonville, Tennessee. When he opened Husk he says, ” I knew we had to have a cheeseburger on the menu!” I met Sean…

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The Ultimate Man Burger

This Sunday is Father’s day. Whether you are celebrating with your dad, husband, son, grandfather, step-father, brother, uncle, or four-legged companion, it is the perfect time to dust off the grill and get ready for a back yard bar-b-que!

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Arnaud’s Meat Pies

  The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival began in 1970, with 350 people in attendance.  By 1975 and with many headliners, attendance grew to 80,000. I began going to the Jazz Fest in the early 1980’s. In the 1980s, Jazz Fest continued to experience a tremendous growth in popularity and began to gain wide…

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Grayton Beer Beef & Pork Chili with Avocado Relish

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and you know what that means…Party Time! 30A EATS blogging team,Virtual Potluck , teamed up with Lewis Bear Company for a throwdown using award-winning Victory, Grayton Beer Company, & Pensacola Bay Brewery Craft Beers in recipes to share with our readers. We also have a fun giveaway! I really enjoy the…

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Dry-Aged Ribeye with Raclette-Stuffed Rosti Potatoes

This week I am reviewing “Cooking Without Borders” by Chef Anita Lo with Charlotte Druckman, released October 2011 by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of Abrams publishing. Chef Lo is the chef-owner of New York City’s Michelin-starred restaurant, annisa, and this is her first, and very much anticipated cookbook. To Anita Lo, all cooking…

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One-Pot True Bolognese

I have to admit, until I began the review for Emeril’s newest cookbook, Sizzling Skillets and other One-Pot Wonders, I had not made Bolognese in years. It is has not been a go-to recipe for me. I am not sure if it was due to the thousands of recipes running through my head, or because…

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