Healthy Beef and Broccoli When I used to live in NYC and before I met Eddie, I ordered Beef and Broccoli at least twice a week. There's an old episode of Sex and the City that exposes a similar shame. Yes, they knew me when I called and the main delivery
Louisiana Gumbo The day after my first Mardi Gras, the streets were still wet from the midnight clean-up and most of the revelers were headed straight to the airport, heads heavy and hung-over. So I had the luxury of feeling like I had the city to myself. I wandered delightfully
Creole Jambalaya With the blending of French, Spanish and African culture, New Orleans is my favorite city in the world, with Paris a very close second. Every Creole dish has ties to one of those cultures, but the city has claimed it as its very own. Creole Jambalaya evolved from
Bourbon Chicken I honestly believe that most New Orleans cuisine was created to curtail the effects of an epic night of indulgence. The city pulls you from one delightful corner to the next - Milk Punch at Desiree's, Hurricanes at Preservation Hall, crawfish from a barrel at the French Market
Mexican Steak Tacos I hear the question in your mind all the way from here (in Atlanta). "Aren't all tacos Mexican, so why call this recipe Mexican Steak Tacos, instead of just Steak Tacos?" Well, that's because we Americans have made tacos our own in a variety of over-stuffed ways.
Albondigas Soup Every region has a traditional soup that's handed down from one kitchen to another. And we were fortunate to have albondigas soup, caldo de albondigas made for us at a friend's home in La Paz, by her own mother. So there was no doubt we were tucking into
Vietnamese Dipping Sauce Nước chấm is one of the most used and well-known condiments in Vietnam, made mostly of fish sauce and lime juice it also has some sugar, chilies, and garlic. As with most countries and their favorites recipes, they vary by region. Our recipe is the South Vietnamese variation,
Classic Bouillabaisse Let me just prepare you for the tragic news that this is not a Bouillabaisse. No Bouillabaisse prepared outside of the South of France can be. Our recipe is spot on, and the flavors are reminiscent to the Bouillabaisse I had several times in Marseille. But, still, it's not a real Bouillabaisse.
Mango Chutney Take a second and think of chutney, in terms of variations, like you would a jelly or jam. Now imagine going to your local supermarket strolling down the jelly isle. A whole lot, yeah? Now, double that for chutneys. They can vary from tomato chutneys, peanut-based versions to
Tabbouleh Salad Tabbouleh is a classic Lebanese dish that's more of an herb salad with just a bit of grain and finely diced tomatoes. However, our version of Tabbouleh Salad brings in some of my favorite Mediterranean flavors to compliment the perky herbs and tart lemon. Although Tabbouleh originated in Lebanon, the easy