Friends and Foodways – Houston, by way of South Louisiana

One my first stops on the road for SoulCreole: The Cookbook was Houston, Texas, by invitation of my sorority sister, Tracy, and relatives and friends of hers that have become friends of mine. As we all laughed and talked late into the night, one theme was clear: you can take the woman out of Louisiana,… Read More Friends and Foodways – Houston, by way of South Louisiana

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Rum and Coconut Pralines

Listening to Celia Cruz’s “Azúcar Negra” inspired this dish one day as I walked among the oaks of New Orleans City Park. These pralines are a mix of my maternal grandmother’s Mississippi belief that every dinner should include dessert, my mother’s mastery of traditional “pecan candy”, and my own nod to the tropical influences present in New Orleans, often called the… Read More Rum and Coconut Pralines