Laissez les bon temps roulez!
Let the good times roll! We are swiftly approaching my favorite time of the year, Mardi Gras. This year it falls on March 8th. Sadly I will not be home to partake of king cake, bbq and Abita beer. Louisiana (my home state) has the best food that I’ve ever eaten and I absolutely love the culture. Most people think Louisiana cooking means “spicy” but, if you were to believe this rumor, you would be missing out on greatness.
I never used to cook. In fact, not at all. But over the years, I was able to refine my techniques and now cooking is my favorite hobby. I love to entertain and see the “yummy” food faces. I can think of many people (you know who you are!) that help me to make the most delicious dishes. Let me get your tastebuds going and your bellies rumbling: pralines, jambalaya, shrimp and okra gumbo, fried sacalait and grilled redfish, hush puppies, and dem good ole blue crabs and crawfish! And don’t forget about mastering the art of a roux. We don’t want those peas to be lonely. Mais cher….das good!