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The Emotional Importance of Allegiance (the musical)

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How I study Food

Originally written January 8, 2013.  In the last few months, I’ve decided to start taking the study and practice of food, cooking, and culture more seriously, creating for myself a study plan in the manner of self-directed Goddard studies. As I decided to embark on a serious, directed study on food, I wondered where I … Continue reading

Women in the Kitchen: A Reflection

This is a freewrite I wrote on January 26, 2013, with the intention of posting it on this blog; and then archived it because I thought it needed more research and work. But in the spirit of writing with fewer hangups, I’ll be posting more pieces that I intended to make into longer essays (and … Continue reading

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Reflection

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Reflection

Date made: December 3, 2012 In the previous post, “Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Research,” I looked at multiple gumbo recipes that contained at least shrimp, if not shrimp and sausage. My sources were the following: Paul Prudhomme,Louisiana Kitchen Emeril Lagasse, Every Day’s a Party Nicole Denée Fontenot, Cooking With Cajun Women John Besh, My New … Continue reading

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Research

In this post are notes on Cajun shrimp and sausage gumbo recipes that I currently have in my database. I’m analyzing the process and the ingredients, in order to see what are common threads in shrimp and sausage gumbo making in Cajun Country. Links will take you the Amazon page for each text. Cajun Seafood … Continue reading

Eating history: Menu planning for NFL playoffs

 Last week I planned a weekend menu around the NFL playoffs – giving home team advantage. We ate Shrimp Creole in honor of the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, and Cowboy Stew approximating the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Apple Pan Dowdy for the New York Giants. When Curt and I went over the games that … Continue reading