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Southern Kitchen – Red Beans & Rice

RedBeans

My all time, most loved and hated, Creole Southern food is Red Beans & Rice , but it’s been an essential part of my Southern culture.  Southern Culture, in general, is one giant melting pot, pulling from all continents and cultures, which is most prevalent in our cuisine.  Red Beans & Rice is a dish adopted from Latin American beans and rice dishes such as Arroz Moros, and blended with the creole way of life including the addition of the trinity; onion, bell pepper, and celery and creole spices.  Red Beans & Rice is also the ubiquitous meal I associate with eating 3 days straight when times were tough, to the point of never wanting to see red beans again.  So here is “the” Red Beans & Rice recipe that over came it all.

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Southern Kitchen – Creole Tomato Basil Tart

Tomato Tart

I have a confession, pie and tart crusts are my nemesis.  I’ve been caught red handed, on multiple occasions,  seeking the freezer section for my secret pie recipe.  I’ve decided to conquer said problem, and sort out the “secret to southern tarts“.  As important as the crust is, in a tomato tart, the type of tomato selected is even more important.  It’s the very unique creole tomato, that will always provide a signature warm southern flavor.  These tomatoes were bred to survive the high heat, humidity and strong south Louisiana sun, bringing an intense tomato flavor.  So was my tart a success, failure, or ugly first attempt?

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