I love cooking shows!!!! Even before I became a housewife, I am fascinated by the way chefs do their thing on t.v. Aside from the fact that you end up drooling and hungry, you just have to admire the way they make their dishes. It's just like a work of art, only it satisfies your growling stomach.
Naturally my love for food leads me to discover different recipes that I am yet to try. I came across this dish called Shrimp and Andouille Cassoulet originating from Louisiana created by Chef Brian Landry. Browsing the site I found out that this recipe is among the five chosen as the finalist for a cook off. Of course I just had to find out what the other recipes were but I still came back for Chef Brian's cassoulet. Why? Because for me it's easy to make yet the ingredients on it's own are so tasteful that it speaks for itself. For me, the ingredients speak a lot for the food's quality while the procedure will assure you if it is easy enough to be followed by anyone. I may try this one though with bacon (I'm a certified bacon lover) and I'm thinking if this can be done with rice as well. Well. I'll try the beans first before I move on with experimenting with rice.
Seafood definitely warms the stomach as well as your soul. For me, it is one of my comfort food. I go for the native or domestic seafood because I wouldn't want to sacrifice its freshness. The quality of seafood based recipes will really be dependent on how fresh the catch is.
You may want to check out http://www.greatamericanseafoodcookoff.com/ to see the seafood recipes that I'm talking about. The best part is, you may even get a chance to win a trip to New Orleans. Now wouldn't that be something?