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The Crispiest Baked Wings & Red Stick Spice Co.

By now, many of you know that I recently spent a week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with my friend Lori from LittleWhiteApron.com.  In addition to her blog, Lori spends a lot of time at Red Stick Spice Co, where she works part-time.

I’ve been the lucky recipient of a few surprise packs from Lori and Red Stick, so I was excited to see the place first hand and pick out a few specialties to take home. Continue reading

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A Night in New Orleans

For a chef and food lover, there’s no greater culinary Mecca in North America than New Orleans.  Influenced by cultures that have converged upon this great city on the Mississippi over its 300 years history, NOLA is full of a near endless number of restaurants, cafes and bars.

The trick is to find the locals’ haunts.  Because amongst some of the best eateries in the world, there’s a bunch of “other” places that are all about capturing tourist dollars over everything else.  It’s the same anywhere in the world. Continue reading

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My Great Cajun Day Out

2013 has been a very good year.

As if adventures in Scotland, Denmark and Paris earlier in the year weren’t enough, I spent last week in the great state of Louisiana with a family that has become very special to me over the past couple of years.

Lori from Little White Apron, her husband John, and their two daughters welcomed me into their Baton Rouge home with open arms and an incredible warmth that has left me with a glowing heart and an even deeper sense of connection that helps to bridge the 4,518 miles separating us now that I’m back home. Continue reading