Chef Ryan

Cajun Chef Ryan

Feeling & sharing a world of cooking ~ more than your average Cajun


Entries from March 2009

Duarte’s Tavern and NPR Morning Edition

March 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I yearn for places like this, and when on vacation I like to find these places where the locals and regulars go every day. I can get franchise food at home so why go to California to order the same menu items that I can get in Louisiana, North Carolina, or Maine.

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Tags: Commentary · Heritage · Restaurant Reviews

Etouffée [ay-too-FAY]

March 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments

This is one of those Cajun dishes that always brings back memories of when times were good, no I mean great! But I really believe anytime is a great time, even in this state of the world with it’s economic woes. I have air in my lungs, water in my glass, fire to heat my […]

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Tags: Cajun · Entrees · French Cuisine · Recipes · Seafood

BloggerAid – Bloggers Uniting to Aid in the Alleviation of Hunger

March 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I joined BloggerAid awhile back because it is a really great cause, and which represents one I have helped support over the years in my restaurant industry days.  I have volunteered many hours and donated much food on behalf of several restaurants that I have worked to help local food banks in New Orleans, LA.   […]

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Tags: Commentary · In the News

Foodbuzz 24,24,24: Celebrating and Reliving A History of Fine Dining on North American Railroads

March 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

It’s early in the morning and just near freezing temperatures on this crisp Wednesday, January 31, 1979. Just after 6:45 am and the Southern Railroad’s Crescent locomotives have started pulling the passenger train out of the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal (NOUPT) station platform for its last run. Travelers are getting settled into their coach seats for the exciting 26 hour farewell pull to Washington, DC. This is the last passenger train operated by a private company, the Southern Railroad held onto its prestigious and popular Crescent for over eight years and now this is the swan song run before giving control over to Amtrak on Thursday, February 1, 1979.

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Tags: Events · Railroad Dining · Recipes