If you want chocolate meringue cookies, gently fold in 2 ounces of finely chopped bittersweet chocolate at the end of step 2. The meringues may be soft right after coming out of the oven, but they will stiffen as they cool. If it's humid or rainy, you can minimize stickiness by allowing the meringues to cool in a turned-off oven for an additional hour (total of 2 hours cooking) without opening the door and then transferring immediately to an airtight container to seal. These can be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Cooking time is inactive.
A sandwich that originated in New Orleans, this recipe is from the Café Maspero in the French Quarter. Traditionally, a muffaletta has venison, but this version uses pastrami, which is the Café Maspero's specialty. The time does not include the 1 hour marinating.
I've been to New Orleans a couple of times and absolutely loved jambalaya. Here is a version from the Napoleon House in the French Quarter. If you cannot find Anouille sausage, just subsitute another spicy sausage.
This recipe is from Pierre Hermé. It is delicious! This glaze becomes thick enough to spread with an icing spatula after it cools a bit, but pours easily while still warm. This can be stored in the refrigerator and brought up to 94°F-104°F for later use. The extra chocolate sauce is great on ice cream!