Our Daring Cooks’ May hostess, Denise, of There’s a Newf in My Soup!, challenged us to make Gumbo! She provided us with all the recipes we’d need, from creole spices, homemade stock, and Louisiana white rice, to Drew’s Chicken & Smoked Sausage Gumbo and Seafood Gumbo from My New Orleans: The Cookbook, by John Besh. […]
I was thrilled when I received an email a couple of weeks ago inviting me to become a Travel Secrets Author on Tripbase, publisher of the free Travel Secrets e-book. The eBook series is the result of a unique collaborative project, the first of its kind to take place on the Internet. Starting with just […]
One of the places that was on my list to visit even before I knew we were visiting New Orleans was Sucré. It’s a little out of the way, off the normal tourist path but I was determined. We actually ended up getting a taxi there after a long morning walking around but you could […]
Walking around New Orleans, makes you hungry. And all that food makes you thirsty. Fortunately, New Awlins is a drinking kinda town. I admit that even though I knew about the “drink on the street as long as it’s in a plastic cup” rule, it was still shocking to me to see people imbibing pretty […]
For our one “splurge” in NOLA, we headed to Lüke, a John Besh restaurant, highly recommended by Manny Augello, who also gave me some great tips for other eats in New Orleans. Now by “splurge”, I just mean it wasn’t an $11 po’boy or muffaletta. It was a proper sit down meal in a lovely […]
En route to New Orleans and whilst we were waiting in Washington, Dulles airport for -that’s right- FOUR hours (yes, yes, that’s another story), I took the opportunity to look up some websites I had read about on the flight from Toronto. Taking a cooking class when we travel is something we both love to […]
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