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Oct 7, 2013

Lebanese Spinach and Lentil Soup

Lebanese Spinach and Lentil Soup

A Traditional Middle Eastern Lentil SoupFall 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 season,

Aug 18, 2013

Hatch Chile Chicken Tortilla Soup

Hatch Chile Chicken Tortilla Soup

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

Feb 28, 2013

Using Pickled Pork for Seasoning

Using Pickled Pork for Seasoning

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

Nov 27, 2012

How to Make a Dry Roux in the Oven

How to Make a Dry Roux in the Oven

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

Jul 31, 2012

Lebanese Stuffed Squash (Kousa Mahshi)

Lebanese Stuffed Squash (Kousa Mahshi)

Kousa Mahshi: Stuffed Squash, Lebanese-styleI 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, tomatoes,

Jun 14, 2012

Barbecued Shrimp: A Classic New Orleans Recipe

Barbecued Shrimp: A Classic New Orleans Recipe

Barbecued ShrimpWonderful, 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. And