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    I spent my first culinary internship at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, in the French Quarter. There I experienced a wide range of the foods New Orleans has to offer. At Begue's, the hotel's fine dining restaurant I was taught many of the more refined creole dishes from Oysters Bienville and Shrimp...
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    On January 1st, I posted about the dish, Hoppin' John, and how, in many households, it is eaten on New Year's Day to bring good luck. I could have chosen any number of recipes, from around the world, that are eaten for the same reason- to bring luck in the new year. I think one of the reasons I...
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    It occurs to me that I write often about the foods and drinks of New Orleans. I'm not sure why the city and its food has left such an indelible mark on me. I only spent about 6 months living there, while doing a culinary internship, but there is something about the food of that city that has...
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    Gumbo. There are rules. I probably just broke all of them. There's a Thread about gumbo on Cheftalk in which several contributors chime in on the correct way to make gumbo. File or Okra, both or either, or one or the other? How brown to do the roux? To cook the trinity in the roux or not...
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    New Orleans Classics In 1604 the French colonized Acadia, the region surrounding present day Nova Scotia. Disputes with Great Britain over the sovereignty of the territory quickly arose. Over the next two centuries control of Acadia shifted between the French and the British, highlighted by...
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