The Great King Cake Debate

The Great King Cake Debate

Kara Johnson

Have you heard about the great king cake controversy?  There's an ongoing debate about this delightful delicacy. What actually makes a king cake a king cake?  Can any pastry topped with purple, g...

THE COOK SHOP CAJUN JAMBALAYA

THE COOK SHOP CAJUN JAMBALAYA

Kara Johnson

 CAJUN JAMBALAYA Cooking Music:  I suggest The Balfa Brothers "The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music, Volumes 1 & 2".  It takes you on a musical tour of Acadiana. INGREDIENTS: Cooking...

THE COOK SHOP CREOLE JAMBALAYA

THE COOK SHOP CREOLE JAMBALAYA

Kara Johnson

CREOLE  JAMBALAYA Cooking Music: I suggest Wynton Marsalis, "Wynton Marsalis' First Recordings".  Just listen and you'll know why. INGREDIENTS:2 tablespoons vegetable oil5 tablespoons of The Cook S...

Easter Okra Gumbo Recipe

Easter Okra Gumbo Recipe

Kara Johnson

Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., Coretta Scott King, the Dinner Party & my mother's okra gumbo   Growing up in New Orleans makes food connoisseurs of us all.  Who makes the best red beans and...