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Gastronomy: the connection between food and culture and the cooking style that reflects an area. The regional and authentic food
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Voodoo Mexican Carnitas

Carnitas, which means "little meats" in Spanish, is the Mexican version of braised pork similar to the pulled pork that...

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Coconut Flan

This dairy free coconut flan was a perfect ending to my Chinese lunar new year dinner. Flavor it with rum...

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Shrimp Udon Soup

Udon is a thick Japanese noodle made with wheat flour, water and salt. It is used in broth filled bowls,...

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Welcome to My Kitchen!

I love anything associated with food and creating beautiful, eye appealing and tasty meals. I love to use my antique damask linens, heirloom silver, family china, odd wine glasses and pieces from my pottery collection. “Sur le Plat” represents the entire planning process from menu details, going to the market or the grocery, ironing the linens, setting the table, cutting fresh flowers or greenery from the garden, and preparing the fresh ingredients for a meal. It’s about creating an ambience and a story to share with family and friends as we celebrate food together.

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