Food

Pastalaya

Posted in: Cooking, dinner, Food, Louisiana, lunch, New Orleans, Recipe, Spice It Up

Pastalaya is like jambalaya—Andouille sausage, chicken, the kick of Cajun seasoning—with a hearty pasta twist. Pastalaya is made with pasta instead of rice! This dish is easy to make and easy on a budget. It’s a filling dish to serve for large gatherings and celebrations. Pastalaya is a super easy crowd pleaser that is good [...]

Creole Pasta Primavera

Posted in: Cooking, dinner, Food, lunch, Recipe, Spice It Up, Vegetarian

Primavera means “spring” in Italian and Spanish. Therefore, this dish is a celebration of spring vegetables. Chef Eliana invented Creole Pasta Primavera as a way to combine the classic Italian dish with her Louisiana roots. Sofrito is a mixture of onion, celery, and garlic that forms the base of many Italian dishes. Other cuisines use [...]

Creole Tomato Shakshuka

Posted in: Food, Recipe, Vegetarian

Hey Young Chefs! At the 31st Creole Tomato Festival, I had a fantastic cooking demo! The crowd was outstanding and interactive. I made Creole Tomato Shakshuka. Shakshuka is a tomato and egg dish that is popular in Israel. It is originally from Tunisia in North Africa. When North African Jews immigrated to Israel, they brought [...]

Let’s Get Cookin’ Radio Show #2 – Interview with Chef Daniel Esses

Posted in: Food, interview, Let’s Get Cookin’, radio show, Recipe

Now, I’m excited to introduce my special guest, Chef Daniel Esses of Dryades Public Market and Three Muses. Chef Daniel Esses, a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York, brings together his culinary experiences to create innovative, enticing dishes that are deceivingly straightforward and simple, while carefully unmasking and enhancing the natural [...]

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