Over the course of more than two decades, chef Susan Spicer has amassed a huge following at her New Orleans restaurant, Bayona.

One of the pioneers of the slow food movement, she highlights local ingredients like Louisiana blue crab while weaving in flavors from the Mediterranean, North Africa, Asia and the U.S. For a more casual introduction to her globally inspired fare, try Mondo, a neighborhood-style restaurant in Lakeview.

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