Monthly Archives: May 2020

Help Tsegaye! We Need Gurage Kitfo!

Having lived most of my working life in West Africa, my arrival in Ethiopia was a pleasant, educational and interesting surprise.  Of course I’d heard of Hailie Selassie and his successful heroic efforts, before the U.N. and the League of … Continue reading

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Louisiana Tea Cakes

After World War II, my grandparents Wilbert and Elenora Western moved to California from Shreveport, Louisiana.  With the help of the G.I. Bill, they bought a double lot in East Los Angeles before it became Watts 🙂  At that time … Continue reading

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Cuisses de Grenouille

My father and his beer buddies used to capture live frogs to bring home for frogs’ legs parties.  Sometimes these were served with rabbit stew and cornbread.  The frog legs were such a treat for the children of the family.  … Continue reading

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Grilled Pork Belly Sandwich and Bok Choy

Before the plague, I ordered and froze a 5 pound pork belly from D’Artagnan, thinking of an Easter family barbecue.  I was a tad disappointed because the pork belly was more long than thick, which would be fine for sliced … Continue reading

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