Category Crescent City

Sweet, Sweet Carnival Season

From January 6th until March 17th is a time of excess in New Orleans. Parades, beads, drinks, crawfish and king cakes are everywhere. Before you know it, the idea of waking up early to drink bloody marys and jump up and down screaming for beads seems perfectly reasonable. Red beans and rice, lovingly made by […]

What Color is your Roux: Cajun ≠ Creole

Before moving here I wasn’t quite sure how to correctly pronounce the name of this infamous city. In the northeast and the northwest I had heard many iterations, but not from anyone with authority on the matter. Did the locals call it Naw’lins? New Or-lee-ns? New Or-luh-ns? I did’t know, and I kind of mumbled […]

WHATS GROWING ON [NOVEMBER ISSUE]

I will be posting a monthly guide for what is in season based on information provided by  Louisiana Grown, a project of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seeks to promote LA farmers through statewide branding. I think fall might be Louisiana’s best kept secret. The days are drenched in sunlight, the air is […]

WHATS GROWING ON [OCTOBER ISSUE]

I will be posting a monthly guide for what is in season based on information provided by  Louisiana Grown, a project of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seeks to promote LA farmers through statewide branding. Although it still feels like the middle of summer by northern standards, the hottest temperatures of the season […]

B A N A N A S

If you can tolerate the heat, walking around New Orleans can provide a lovely respite from reality. Little green lizards race over the cracks of the sidewalk, unruly banana trees peek over fences and spill into the street, and the seemingly endless stream of brightly colored houses never ceases to charm. It is easy to […]

What’s Growing On [September Issue]

I will be posting a monthly guide for what is in season based on information provided by  Louisiana Grown, a project of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seeks to promote LA farmers through statewide branding. The following crops are harvested throughout September: Apples, butterbeans, butternut squash, cantaloupes, collards, cucumber, eggplant, figs, grapes, mustard […]