Monthly Archives: December 2011

Nola, Cola and new year’s soup

Includes: Luke and Cafe Beignet, New Orleans, LA; Andy’s Deli, Columbia, SC; and a recipe for cauliflower soup Nola (nickname for New Orleans) I’ll finish my Big Easy blogging with highlights from our final two meals. On Christmas night, we … Continue reading

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Big Easy X-mas part 1

We’ve walked. And walked. And walked. And eaten, and eaten, and eaten. And drank, and drank … you get the picture. I’m stuffed. And I’m tired. And we’re just a little over halfway through our trip. So I’m going to … Continue reading

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A girl’s best traveling companion

Thank goodness for Yelp (and kudos to all you dedicated Yelpers out there). Otherwise, our drive to New Orleans might have been punctuated with unsatisfactory meals from chains or fast food  restaurants. We enjoyed a country lunch yesterday at Ronda’s … Continue reading

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Slow bread bakin’

Slow bread as opposed to quick bread, that is. I love bread. And I love baking quick breads. But the whole yeast thing has always scared me, for some reason. Probably because it’s alive (weird!), you need to activate it … Continue reading

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Crazy about crostini

Where can you find the perfect lunch in the Triangle? There are a number of good answers to that question, in my opinion, and one of them is definitely Durham’s Toast. I’ve yet to have a panini at this awesome … Continue reading

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Nola appetizer

Includes Battistella’s, Raleigh, NC Exactly 14 days ‘til I’m on my way to New Orleans and all its phenomenal foodie goodness! To whet my appetite, I recently visited Battistella’s in downtown Raleigh. I’d enjoyed the cooking of Katrina-displaced chef Brian … Continue reading

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Jumpin’ on that burger bandwagon

Includes Chuck’s, Raleigh, NC I try not to eat according to food trends, really I do. But I already loved cupcakes long before that craze hit, and pie too, so when dedicated eateries opened how could I not partake? Now … Continue reading

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