Chicken And Sausage Gumbo

I’m Gumbo Dammit!! There is nothing like a hot bowl of Gumbo to warm up the insides. It is a dish that sticks to your ribs as the saying goes. Gumbo is a dish that was created in the 1700’s from Louisiana combining influences from many different cultures. Gumbo had become very popular because it…

Big Easy Shrimp And Cheesy Grits

How do you cook your grits? Do you like them regular, creamy or al dente? Just regular I guess. Regular. Instant grits? No self respecting southerner uses instant grits. ~My cousin Vinny~ On the heels of Fat Tuesday, I wanted to share my recipe for Shrimp and Grits with Jalapeno Cornbread. The creaminess of the…

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Au Poivre

Steak Au Poivre is a French dish where a steak is prepared with a crust that consists of coarse peppercorns. Traditionally Filet Mignon is used for this dish. The rich flavor of the steak is balanced by the intensity of the black pepper. This recipe the steak was prepared using a Sous Vide. However, you…

Panelle Siciliane

I was reminiscing about my childhood and the times my parents would take me to eat Sicilian food. For those not in the know, there is a distinct difference between Italian food and Sicilian delicacies. Depending on what section of Brooklyn, NY we were in, we always went to one of two places. Those places…