Category history

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 […]

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 […]