Imagine three generations of women in the kitchen cooking gumbo, caouanne soup and red beans and rice, and then sharing that with extended family — uncles, aunts, cousins, great aunts and great uncles each weekend.
For attorney, entrepreneur, food and lifestyle writer and New Orleans native, Kara Johnson, those weekly family gatherings in the NOLA, in what she calls a “magical city,” was a catalyst to develop her seasoning blends, “The Cook Shop.”
“I knew I wanted the main ingredients of my seasonings to be vegetables, not salt, and they would come from family recipes passed down for generations…” Johnson explained. Named after her great great grandmother Meteye Reveal and her husband Joseph Reveal’s French Quarter restaurant called The CookShop, her seasoning blends borrows from family recipes dating back to the 1700s.
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