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Crab Body Gumbo

In Northeast Pennsylvania, with little or no access to what is considered by Pennsylvanians as “exotic” ingredients, I find myself nostalgic and craving both foreign cuisines and the cuisine of my childhood, that being Southern Black cuisine or what has … Continue reading

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Whosenever

  I was watching the Neville Brothers on youtube yesterday and realized that I had lost and forgotten a useful and beloved word from my childhood vocabulary, “whosenever”. Whosenever conveyed more than “whoever” or “whomever” to us.  It was an expression … Continue reading

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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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