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Entries from June 2008

Food On Television

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Food On Television

The other night Monique and I were just surfing the channels and I ran across the show Good Eats with Alton Brown on the Food Network, and there were two shows back to back, the first one covered Puff Pastry Dough and the second installment was all about Pâte à choux. Both shows were very informative and refresher courses if you will, reminding me of the ole culinary arts pastry classes I had taken during my culinary apprenticeship back in 1984.

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Tags: Commentary · Food · Heritage · Julia Child · Pastry · Television

Columns Hotel Dinner Specials – Part II

June 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Columns Hotel Dinner Specials – Part II

Well I finally documented all the dinner special menu items including appetizers and entrees from the Columns Hotel during my 2 year stint there and the chefs were creative in their style and use of ingredients, some sauce preparations are shared between various items such as rabbit, chicken breast, veal and sweetbreads being the primary […]

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Tags: Appetizers · Columns Hotel · Entrees · Menus

Columns Hotel Special Menu Items – Part I

June 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Columns Hotel Special Menu Items – Part I

Circa 1985-1986  During my tenure at the Columns Hotel I collected many of the weekly dinner specials menus and ultimately made my way to the hot line and learned to prepare most of the dinner items. I have listed the items as they appeared on the original menus with the original prices. I have also […]

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Tags: Columns Hotel · Heritage · Menus

Boiled Crawfish

June 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Boiled Crawfish

One of the favorite past times of New Orleans natives and Louisiana folks is to throw a crawfish or seafood boil. And this typically means that you are inviting a few close friends and family over to share in the occasion, a seafood boil is more than just eating some crawfish, crabs, or shrimp, and […]

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Tags: Culture · Entrees · Recipes · Seafood · Traditions