New Orleans, LA – If you're like me, you've started your Saturday morning early shopping for the pick of the crop at our region's farmers markets only to head back home in time to brew a pot of coffee and chicory, enjoyed with Isabel's tamales. I then prepare Saturday lunch featuring Mississippi chevre and and cucumbers from La Rose. Sound familiar? The only sounds I've not yet mentioned are the ones on my radio: The Splendid Table on WWNO, 89.9 FM. In the world of public markets, we rely heavily upon the transfer of knowledge we gain from our public radio.
New Orleans – Middendorf's Restaurant turned 75 this year, but the seafood destination in Manchac attained its institution status long before this anniversary. Located by the western edge of Lake Pontchartrain, it has been a landmark on the route between New Orleans and the Northshore for generations. And its specialty of ultra-thin, razor-sliced fried catfish has earned such a following that some New Orleans people routinely make the 40-mile drive for a meal here.
New Orleans – Writer Robert Hicks burst onto the national literary scene in 2005 - when his first novel - "The Widow of the South" - garnered great reviews - and hit the New York Times bestseller list just a week after publication. Robert Hicks second novel - "A Separate Country" - which is set in post-Civil War New Orleans - is just out - and is also receiving widespread critical acclaim. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...
New Orleans, La. – In a one night only performance, the country's 4th largest ballet company celebrates a milestone with works by four preeminent choreographers at the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts.