Where do I start on this topic? How about Louis Armstrong! This was his comfort food, his "birthmark" as he once said. He actually signed his name Red Beans and Ricely Yours
. I've been a huge Louis Armstrong fan since I discovered him in high school. I've actually tracked down two different red beans recipes from Louis Armstrong. Everyone has their own recipe, most of which change a little with each cooking. This traditional Monday lunch in New Orleans, stems from lean times, and a good cook's sense of how to make something
, out of nothing
! It's my absolute favorite thing to cook! I usually make it once a week, usually on Monday, or whatever my day off happens to be. Sometimes I make it for staff meal at the restaurant. I never follow a recipe, but you can always find nine, or so, cookbooks open on my table when I'm cooking it. I always search for a new technique, they almost always turn out good, but once in awhile, there's magic in the pot. I'll share some techniques later, if anyone is interested, or
if no one is interested, because like most blogs, this is written for me. Red Beans & Ricely Yours - Danno
...to be continued...