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Celebrating International Women’s Day :: Top Women in Food + Beverage

What a great day to celebrate! Today is International Women’s Day (Wednesday, March 8th) and I’m proud to be an entrepreneurial woman in the New York City food scene. I’m also proud of all the thousands of other smart, talented, independent, business savvy women I know around the world, in the culinary world, business world, political scene, creative and marketing fields, and more (too many to mention!).. and raise a glass to all they have achieved.… Read More Celebrating International Women’s Day :: Top Women in Food + Beverage

Appetizers, Cajun/Creole Recipes, Dressings/Marinades, Salads, Seafood, Spicy Food

Mardi Gras Celebration: Crab Cakes w/ Spicy Remoulade Sauce

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the world because of its rich history, diverse culture, quaint courtyards and wrought-iron balconies, jazz and blues on every corner and most of all the delicious spicy Cajun and Creole food this city is famous for. There is a difference between Cajun (French Louisiana settlers) and Creole (early French and Spanish settlers) and the food is slightly different in style although the ingredients used in dishes are similar – the “Holy Trinity” of green peppers, onions and celery, seafood (crawfish, shrimp, oysters), sausages, roux (flour cooked in fat as a thickening base for soups, stews and gumbos), hot sauce (Tabasco) and Cajun/Creole Spices made of cayenne, salt, pepper, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, mustard powder, basil, thyme and cloves (here’s a great recipe to make your own or Tony Chacere’s is a great one that is pre-made).… Read More Mardi Gras Celebration: Crab Cakes w/ Spicy Remoulade Sauce

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