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Raymond Smith is a Gainesville, Georgia based food enthusiast and caterer. Chopin Entertains offers recipes, food blogging, and catering services in North Georgia.


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European elegance meets Southern Charm cuisine

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding with Toasted Pecans and Hot Buttered Rum Sauce
5 (1)

July 19, 2023

Recently, I served tea sandwiches made with raisin bread at a party. Trimming the sandwiches in triangles yielded a lot of leftover crusts. So, it made sense to make bread pudding. Some form of bread […]

Tomato and Cherry Salad
5 (2)

July 12, 2023

With cherry season upon us, the cherries at the supermarket look especially lovely. I love fresh cherries and think they look so amatory and elegant displayed in a crystal bowl. I was not sure exactly […]

Peach Dump Cake
5 (2)

July 6, 2023

I am not a fan of shortcuts in the kitchen. I think food is always best prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients. There are those casual dining times, however, that I just want to throw […]

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Raymond Smith is a North Georgia native, and has spent over 20 years cooking delicious meals and catering special events. He's a food enthusiast, entertainer, and loves all things food and hosting.


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