Shrimp Stew

Shrimp Stew

Shrimp stew is definitely the most cajun dish without a cajun name.  An unessential musing that has always annoyed me. This dish has the gravitas and reverence for service in the finest restaurants or wedding reception buffet line but is approachable enough for a...
Barbecue Chicken with Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Chicken with Barbecue Sauce

It is said that smells can bring back memories and emotions.  The aroma of barbecue chicken takes me back to Easter family celebrations with my maternal grandfather and uncles standing next to coal black barrel  barbecue pits. I can distinctly remember excitedly...
Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

Have you ever noticed that what you like about a great salad is almost never the lettuce?  I think of lettuce as merely a salad dressing delivery device. Salads are almost always named after the non herbaceous ingredients or at least mention other ingredients in the...
Make Your Own Deli-Style Roast Beef

Make Your Own Deli-Style Roast Beef

Roast beef can be many things.  It makes a great Sunday roast, it can stand out as a main course, and it can make incredible sandwiches.  I love to eat roast beef in each of these iterations, but I would make it differently for each of these examples.   As a...
Lafayette’s Reuben Sandwich

Lafayette’s Reuben Sandwich

For architects and comparative anatomists, form follows function.  For chefs, reuben sandwiches follow homemade pastrami. I don’t like the term foodie, but we all know certain people who seem just a little more fired up about food than most.  A good way to identify a...