The 2017 New Orleans Bourbon Festival…  as seen on Bourbon and Banter Let’s get the obvious reason of why I wanted to go The New Orleans Bourbon Festival, bourbon of course (and lots of it to be exact). 83 different kinds of bourbon were featured at this event from companies like Bulleit, Buffalo Trace, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, Old Forester, Wild Turkey, Heaven Hill, Yellowstone & Woodford Reserve. Being that I have never have been to New Orleans before, I thought it was an opportunity to check it off my bucket list, but going also fits into my motto “you have bourbon & I willRead A Lil' Dab More…

Recently I was in New Orleans for the New Orleans Bourbon Festival, which for me has been a must go to foodie destination on my list. I had always dreamed about being able to go to the one place that is a MUST visit while in New Orleans. Any ideas of where that is?  That’s right, a visit to Cafe Du Monde for their famous hickory coffee and beignets. Except there is one small challenge for me, gluten. Of course I make it a point to visit New Orleans only after I was diagnosed with celiac disease leaving me unable to enjoy those delightful powderyRead A Lil' Dab More…

Ok seriously, why would I not put two of my most favorite things together? Bourbon, cheese and bread = HEAVEN Well I guess thats actually 3, but anyhoo… There’s nothing complicated when it comes to this recipe, but what is important is to take is your cheese choices seriously. You can’t just throw any cheese together in between two slabs of bread. You have to know your cheese and know which ones have the right melting characteristics. You will want to avoid dry, crumbly, fresh cheeses, like goat cheese or feta because it just won’t melt properly. The same thing applies for those overly agedRead A Lil' Dab More…