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King Cake Bread Pudding With Whiskey Sauce

Let’s talk desserts. As in classic New Orleans desserts. Two in particular: Creole Bread Pudding and King Cake. Both have storied histories, are deeply rooted in New Orleans tradition and are equally delicious. Creole Bread Pudding is what I consider an everyday, homey dessert prepared by thrifty New Orleans cooks and restaurant chefs who have plenty of day-old French bread on hand. The stale bread is given new life when soaked in a creamy, cinnamon-infused custardy bath. The pudding is then baked plain or embellished with raisins, nuts, canned fruit salad or even [ ... ]

Spinach Madeleine

One of the best way to experience regional home cooking is to prepare recipes from community cookbooks.  These cookbooks represent an organization’s best efforts to support various social causes while preserving local flavors, cultures, traditions, cooking styles and trends.  What’s more, they’re all bound together by strong values and plenty of wisdom.  One of my favorites is the original River Road Recipes by the Junior League of Baton Rouge.  The series (there are now four books and an interactive edition of the first) is a true reflection of generational Creole, Cajun and Deep South cooking from home kitchens all over [ ... ]

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2011– Awesome!

WOW!  The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival ranks up there with the best of the best.  I couldn’t wait to get back in front of the computer to tell you all about it!  Granted, I could have Tweeted my way through it all to keep you in “real time.”  I simply chose not to.  I needed to disconnect.  Truly live in the moment.  Besides, my hands were full.  Very busy.  Occupied with great food and lots of cold adult beverages.  But hey, it’s all good.  I’m sharing some high points right here and now! For starters, [ ... ]

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2011 — Planner!

We’re gearing up for JazzFest here at Raised on a Roux!  It’s one of our favorite times of the year and an annual date weekend for me and the hubby (thanks to wonderful babysitting grandparents my mom, John, V & Poppy).  Each year we visit the Fest with open minds and empty bellies and we always leave with at least one new piece of local art, one new musical artist to follow, full bellies and lots of fond memories. If you need any information on the Fest, I strongly suggest you visit their official website.  It covers everything from hotel accommodations [ ... ]

New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival

I’d like to give a shout out to the New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival which is this Sunday in Uptown New Orleans.  New Orleans has a ton of festivals throughout the year, but I think this one is really cool because in addition to celebrating one of our most beloved culinary traditions, the poor boy (accurate spelling) sandwich, it also sets out to promote and preserve a way of life. You see, the Carrollton area that plays host to this event represents a big part of New Orleans culture.  In this Uptown New Orleans neighborhood, residents harmoniously co-exist with restaurants, businesses [ ... ]
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