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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

I HAVE NEVER been very good at making huge pots of gumbo. I like to think of my gumbo as a highly specialized small batch gumbo or “boutique” style gumbo. I strive for a deep, dark, rich, smoky flavor. Much...
Hong Kong Breakfast

Hong Kong Breakfast

Hong Kong, “fragrant harbor” is a pulsating international port and a melting pot of east meets west. The city assaults your senses at every corner with noise 24/7, glaring and garish signage, throngs of beautiful, gentle people pushing their way...

Kitchen Living

IN THE SOUTH, we live in the kitchen. Family and friends gather for food, drinks and good conversation as a way of life that is relaxed, casual and fulfilling. David and Hope Richard had their Covington home built around that...

Mother, May I…?

HOW MANY OF YOU remember that childhood game? Okay, maybe I am dating myself, but I remember playing and taking steps forward and back, hopping like a kangaroo and laughing! Well, May is the perfect time to play that game...
Sophisticated Social – Chef Soiree

Sophisticated Social – Chef Soiree

Chef Soirée Guests at Chef Soirée were treated to an enchanting evening under the stars at Bogue Falaya Park. The annual event, which benefits the Youth Service Bureau, is one of the most popular fundraisers on the Northshore. Sponsored by...
Sophisticated Social – Celebration

Sophisticated Social – Celebration

Celebration The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany’s Celebration has quickly become a fixture in the Northshore’s social scene. This year’s event was hosted by WDSU television chief meteorologist Margaret Orr and included music from Groovy 7, a “Culinary Showcase,” and...
Gran’s Caramel Cup Custard

Gran’s Caramel Cup Custard

Crème Caramel. Gran gets all of the credit for this one or I thought she did. She confessed that the original recipe was passed down from Aunt Louise Toca who was my great aunt. She has soothed broken hearts and...
Made with Mom’s Love

Made with Mom’s Love

Contrary to popular belief, I did not learn everything I know about cooking from my mom. However, what I did learn were these fundamental truths: eat local, cook it yourself, nobody can make a roux like someone from south Louisiana,...
The Doorway to Spring

The Doorway to Spring

Spring arrives in March, but somehow April always seems to be the month we begin to crave that fresh start. The garden begins to really come back to life and the chores begin to loom over us! This is the...
Barbecue Shrimp

Barbecue Shrimp

RECIPE by ANNE MORVANT This dish was supposedly invented in New Orleans at Pascal’s Manale. This particular recipe was given to us by our dear friend and neighbor, Anne Morvant. Anne always serves the BBQ shrimp with boiled red new...