A Traditional Middle Eastern Lentil Soup Fall is here. It still doesn’t really feel like it here in south Louisiana, but fall is here nonetheless. With the advent of fall and football
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Season 2 Kicks Off Tomorrow in Israel Anthony Bourdain kicks off the second season of his Parts Unknown series tomorrow night (September 15, 2013) on CNN. His first stop?
What’s the Big Deal about Hatch Chiles? Hatch chiles are special for a number of reasons. First of all they make their appearance each year only in the months of August and
Mother Teresa & Me I was blessed to spend two years in religious formation with Mother Teresa’s priests (The Missionaries of Charity Fathers) in Tijuana, Mexico. This was a while back. 1988 to
Hummus and The Lebanese Connection We love hummus, and we eat it quite often. But it wasn’t always that way. At least not for me. For me — believe it or not — there
Pickled Pork? The other day I shared a soup recipe for #SundaySupper. It was my recipe for Louisiana Caldo, and it features a peculiar ingredient: pickled pork. Now, I say it’s a
White Beans & Rice: It’s Not All Red Beans Down Here I know. I know. Red Beans & Rice is like a staple down here. Believe me, I know. I also know that I
Roux: What’s All The Fuss About? Without roux there is no gumbo. For gumbo, a traditional roux is equal parts oil and flour. Essentially, you are frying the flour in the oil
Kousa Mahshi: Stuffed Squash, Lebanese-style I hated squash as a child. And during the summers we used to get a lot of it. My grandfather grew it in his garden, along with corn,
Barbecued Shrimp Wonderful, deliciously-delicious shrimp. I love shrimp. There’s nothing like those little buggers. Yes, crawfish are good. But I can’t get fresh crawfish year-round. Shrimp, on the other hand… Absolutely.
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo I love me a good gumbo. As I have said before, I make chicken and andouille gumbo (or turkey!) throughout the year. But seafood gumbo is reserved for special