Category Archives: New Orleans Food

You’ll Roux the Day

For the past several weeks I have attempted to make a new chicken and sausage gumbo recipe but something always seemed to preclude my making the dish.  This new recipe came from Cooks Illustrated magazine and touted a new way to make a … Continue reading

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A Class of …None

Every year I donate a cooking class to Corrales MainStreet as part of their silent auction.  This past year was no different. I offered to do a Cajun Cooking class for three people – the most I can fit comfortably … Continue reading

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New Year, New Toys

Christmas always means new things for me to cook.  That’s because I usually get some new toy for the kitchen – what I call toys others call  appliance, pots and pans or utensils – or new cookbooks with recipes begging … Continue reading

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The Attack of the Event Food Day

How can one week have so many food days?  What’s a food day?   That’s any day where food is an integral part of the event.   This week we have the Chinese New Year, Fat Tuesday and Valentines day.  All in ONE WEEK. … Continue reading

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A Trio of Appetizers

Last night our gourmet group had a rare “casual” dinner.  It took place at the home of a member with a pool; yes there was swimming involved.  This gathering was more about getting together than gourmet eating.  Our hosts supplied … Continue reading

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Fast Gumbo

Tonight I am making Gumbo.  In the past I began my gumbo by making a roux.  But recently I had a couple from Louisiana stay with us.  When making the reservation I mentioned I was making gumbo.  He asked if … Continue reading

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LIfe in the Kitchen

I love to cook.  That should be evident from the number of blog entries concerning food.  But sometimes even I get tired of being in the kitchen.  Early this afternoon I reached that point.  It seems like, for the last … Continue reading

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