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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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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Grillades & Grits

Remember a few days ago, when I was having that reflective moment on the beach, writing about Cajun Shrimp Stew, and thinking about the fall? Well, ditch that, because the temps are back in the 90’s, the sun is out, and the Gulf of Mexico is shimmering! I am still trying to keep my fall…

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Chicken Tortilla Pie

Photo: BettyCrocker.com This is a Yummy quick pie to put together when at the beach, for the teens to heat up, or as a comfort casserole dish! I often make this spicy chicken pie using rotisserie chicken, especially if I really need to cut the time. Browned ground beef or turkey can also be used…

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