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Lorraine L.



New Orleans, LA
Hometown: New Orleans

Organizer since:

April 15, 2010

Please tell us briefly about your overall interest in food and food books.

I love food & grew up w/Lebanese, Cajun, Mexican and French food, then learned to cook a wide range of cuisines. I was a professional French chef for 3 years and a caterer for 5 years. My great joy is reading about food including cookbooks-old & new.

Who are your top three food writers?

M.F.K. Fisher reigns supreme. Waverly Root as well. Let me think about #3. (And Gordon Ramsey on TV is one of my guilty pleasures.)

Do you like to cook? If so, what type of cooking do you do? (It's just fine if you don't cook.)

Cooking for friends one of my greatest delights--happy to cook really simple or vegetarian, vegan, Italian, Chinese, Indian as well as the foods of my own cultures. I also love WINE! Home alone-dinners run more to good salads with a hunk of cheese.

Will you please post a recognizable photo of yourself? (That's a requirement for this Meetup.)

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I was born and grew up in New Orleans but lived most of my life away from the city. Now I am back and excited about meeting new people, exploring new ideas, building on my passions for reading, food, the arts, the outdoors, and life in general.

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