Lent http://wwno.org en Forget Fish Fridays: In Louisiana, Gator Is On The Lenten Menu http://wwno.org/post/forget-fish-fridays-louisiana-gator-lenten-menu Is it OK to eat alligator on Fridays during Lent? That question isn't just rhetorical in Louisiana, which has large populations of both Catholics and gators.<p>"Alligator's such a natural for New Orleans," says Jay Nix, owner of <a href="http://www.parkwaypoorboys.com/index.html">Parkway Bakery</a>, which serves a mean alligator sausage po boy sandwich. "Alligator gumbo, jambalaya. I mean, it's a wonder that alligator isn't our mascot, you know?"<p>Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, but seafood is allowed. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:00:00 +0000 editor 31944 at http://wwno.org Gumbo des Herbes http://wwno.org/post/gumbo-des-herbes <p>Earlier this week, I had one of those enviable New Orleans moments. There I was: standing in a farmers market, debating with a group of market-goers as to whether Lent&rsquo;s Gumbo des Herbes does or does not contain meat.</p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 18:03:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 9694 at http://wwno.org The New Orleans Lenten Fish Fry http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-lenten-fish-fry <p><em>Each Friday during Lent, churches around New Orleans are transformed into bustling community cafeterias, full of people, suffused with the aroma of frying fish and driven by the pulse of deep tradition.</em></p><p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:00:21 +0000 Ian McNulty 6168 at http://wwno.org Juice Your Lenten Cocktail http://wwno.org/post/juice-your-lenten-cocktail <p>It is only right that we embrace the ebb and flow of the seasons. So out with the king cakes and in with fish on Fridays. Out with spirits and in with beverages that cleanse the soul and the colon. Yes, I said colon. I too find it a bit awkward to utter on the radio. So, let me move on to the point.</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 5993 at http://wwno.org Farmers Market Lenten Fare http://wwno.org/post/farmers-market-lenten-fare <p>New Orleans, LA – While Lent on the Catholic calendar suggests suffering, the available seafood on sale at our region's farmers markets speaks to Lent as a culinary experience. Look for fishing families with sheepshead, flounder, wild catfish and more.</p> Sat, 20 Feb 2010 21:37:15 +0000 Richard McCarthy 2263 at http://wwno.org