Top 10 Favorite Sandwiches and How To Make Them (G2G, blog)

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A simple sandwich just hits the spot. But one thing that’s not simple is making a choice among all my favorites. If you’ve been a part of my Acadiana Table for some time, you no doubt understand my pursuit of the perfect sandwich—so many sandwiches, so little time. So here’s a list of my Top …

Potato and Brussels Soup (G2G, blog)

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Potato soup is friendly and familiar—just like that old high-school BFF that visits once a year. The recipe has become a comfortable (and predictable) interpretation of a thick and creamy bowl of pulverized potatoes loaded up with cheese. And yes, I love it as much as you do. But with my Potato and Brussels Soup …

Mushroom Soup (G2G, blog)

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Rich, intense flavors explode in your mouth with my Mushroom Soup recipe. As a side dish or soup entrée, this one delivers a wallop of taste. It goes without saying that I’m a meat-lover, but from time to time, my wife requests an all-vegetable dinner. Okay, I’m in. With bold and meaty flavors, my Mushroom …

Curried Meatballs Skillet (G2G, blog)

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Hot and spicy, smooth, and saucy, one bite of these Curried Meatballs Skillet will bring your guests back for more. Meatballs meet Asian spice in this Curried Meatballs Skillet, my addictive party food recipe. Curry is one of those ingredients that have a wide following; I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it. And in …

Pan Seared Grouper with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice (blog, G2G)

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Lightly pan seared in coconut oil and served over a bed of jasmine rice perfumed with freshly grated coconut, this Grouper with Mango Salsa is an island recipe that brings back memories of a time long ago. Ask my daughter Lauren, and she will tell you the best family vacation she’s ever taken was to …

Shaved Brussels Slaw (G2G, blog)

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With the first crunchy bite, you’ll fall in love with Brussels with this tasty Shaved Brussels Slaw recipe. The surprise is that with each bite it gets even tastier as you discovered the hidden flavors inside. My wife Roxanne has a way with fresh vegetables, especially the green, leafy variety. Raw, steamed, charred, smothered, or …

Good Gravy! Acadiana’s Rice and Gravy Culture (need photos,recipe and dish, not boudin cream gravy)

Rice is honest, straightforward food and a staple in every Cajun pantry.  South Louisiana produces more of the grain than most any other region of America. The flat plains of western Acadiana in Jeff Davis and Acadia parishes are a low-lying area where rice farming is especially abundant. But rice is much more than just …

Chicken Tortilla Soup (G2G, blog)

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Tangy, spicy, and full of chicken flavor, my Chicken Tortilla Soup is a Mexican soup classic. It brings maximum flavor with minimum effort. For me, soup is a simple dinner meal that delivers flavor and comfort in a bowl. If you’ve spent any time at my Acadiana Table, you no doubt know my love affair …

2019 Places To Eat: Top 12 Legendary Lafayette Restaurants (G2G, blog)

Celebrating the local restaurant scene in Lafayette has been an annual affair ever since the local tourist bureau created the summer-long Eat Lafayette ad campaign.  The brainchild of local PR pro Julie Calzone and tourism head Ben Berthelot, it is a way to highlight the homegrown eateries that showcase local fare and to urge diners …

Black Bean Soup (G2G, blog)

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I’ve had a lifelong Latin love affair with frijoles negros (black beans)—a dark and mysterious recipe that I just can’t get enough of. And once you’ve loaded a spoonful of my steaming hot Black Bean Soup topped with a cold dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of red onions and chopped cilantro, you’ll become a Latin …