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Hummus in land of gumbo: Israeli restaurant standout in NOLA

NEW ORLEANS — Chef Alon Shaya’s unlikely love affair with Louisiana started years ago.

“My first cookbook was Emeril (Lagasse’s) ‘Louisiana Real & Rustic,’” said the chef, who was born the Tel Aviv, Israel suburb of Bat Yam. “I always thought that one day I could come and cook in Louisiana. It just seemed like this mystical place to me.”

Citrus filling, salty crust make Atlantic Beach Pie a winner

This Atlantic Beach Pie recipe comes from Bill Smith, long-time chef of Crook’s Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. When I first tasted it, I went into a pie-induced trance. I have a fuzzy memory of finishing the pie, sharing it with my dinner companion, forks nudging each other for the final bites.

The simple chicken sandwich gets a picnic-worthy makeover

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims that they didn’t invent the chicken, just the fried chicken sandwich. There is no denying that the fried chicken sandwich is a classic and crave-able combination. Before I started making my own version of the sandwich it was always the first thing I would eat when I visited my hometown.