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Entries from August 2008

Three Years Later & Gustav

August 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

This story was eventually going to make it out in the blog, and the time is more appropriate now than ever. Three years ago we were still living in New Orleans and riding out Katrina (August 29, 2005) in the Biscuit Palace which is located in the heart of the French Quarter. The “Palace” is still owned and […]

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Tags: Commentary

How an omelet changed my life

August 29th, 2008 · 18 Comments

My first cooking venture was during the summer of 1974 and I was 13 years old with not much to do but sit and watch TV all day. The local PBS station WYES in New Orleans would air the French Chef and then the Frugal Gourmet back to back around 10 or 11 am every morning. I […]

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Tags: Breakfast · Commentary · French Cuisine · Julia Child · Recipes

Food and Photography

August 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

When I made the Dill Sauce for the Herb Crusted Salmon the other day I had to squeeze out some juice from a lemon so I decided to take a motion photo of my hand rolling and pressing the lemon to break up the flesh and pulp. I have been taking more photos of food among […]

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Tags: Ingredients

Beignets at Home

August 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Beignets at Home

On a recent trip to The Tipsy Gourmet in Wake Forest we saw they had the Cafe du Monde Beignet Mix, and Ben said he wanted to have some beignets at home so we bought the box. This past Sunday (08/24/08)  I took the box and prepared one batch of the mix which is 2 cups […]

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Tags: Breakfast · Recipes

Another Foodie Weekend Passed

August 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Another Foodie Weekend Passed

On Friday a met Monique for lunch at Firehouse Subs in the Brier Creek shopping area and we both got a sub, I got the new BBQ Smoked Brisket Sub and she got the Hook and Ladder Sub. Both were good, but not like a good ole messy Hot Roast Beef Po-Boy like in NOLA. […]

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