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A Taste of NOLA in LA

I have to believe I’m forgiven for playing hooky from church when there’s soul food involved. And jazz. So on Sunday I went for champagne brunch to NOLA’s A Taste of New Orleans, wedged in between Los Angeles’s downtown neighborhoods … Continue reading

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The Real McCoy (Hint: It Ain’t Corned Beef)

Once during a St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl, I saw a bruiser of a guy swagger down the street wearing an ill-fitting dress and a lopsided wig, his face painted bright green. When some revelers on a balcony howled at … Continue reading

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Evan Flings the Gauntlet

Evan Kleiman, everyone’s favorite radio food person–who’s actually an honest-to-God chef–is hosting a pie-a-day challenge on her KCRW blog. Of course I want to help her out so she doesn’t have to eat a pie a day all by herself. … Continue reading

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Porq-à-choux

A yummy blend of pork, apples, sage and cheddar cheese. I think I have a new canapé to trot out for the next party. I just won’t mention that secret ingredient. Can I count on your discretion? Recently I spotted … Continue reading

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. . . and gumbo for all

During my recent visit to New Orleans, one thing that impressed me most as I learned about the city’s cultural and culinary evolution was the way in which a key element was introduced into the mix.When the slave traders arrived … Continue reading

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