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French German Gumbo

In an exchange with Virginia at Our Growing Paynes she mentioned making Louisiana gumbo with duck.  I’d never had duck in my gumbo but it sounded worth trying. It seems as if every second package in the freezer contains duck.  Did … Continue reading

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Shrimp Clemenceau a Ma façon

I like “Loosiana” cuisine and I like the way David Bridges does it!  I first “met” Dave when I stumbled upon his blog entitled Rooter to the Tooter with his delicious, incomparable, innovative take on Louisiana cookery.  His Sweetbread and Crawfish … Continue reading

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Barbecued Duck Legs with Maque Choux

It’s a beautiful day, 49 degrees and the sun is shining.  Fahrenheit, Roger.  If it was Celsius that would mean I was posting from some disagreeable,  sweltering,  hellhole.  But I’m not, I’m in Germany baby and I’m grilling :) Our lovely … Continue reading

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Sunday Fried Chicken and Maque Choux

I think I’m reading too many posts about New Orleans.   “Loosiana” has been on my mind.  Or maybe it’s because my long lost relatives that I found while working on my family’s genealogical tree are having a reunion.  While … Continue reading

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File Gumbo Light

In our family, gumbo was chicken, shrimp, sausage, crab bodies and file, period.  No okra. Light on the rice.   There was really no big brouhaha about the roux.   You made a gravy base; no big deal, gravy was … Continue reading

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California Bear Makes Jambalaya

I think that since the time our son went away to university in London, he’s been hungry.  I don’t think this really happened when he was in boarding school in Switzerland; they had fantastic meals and plenty of it.   … Continue reading

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