new orleans food traditions

Food
4:32 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Food Seasons in the Dentist’s Chair

Danger ahead? Even the traditional foods of a St. Joseph's Day altar have led to the dentist's chair.
Ian McNulty

Some deeply-ingrained food traditions follow the seasons in Louisiana, and some dentists can read those seasons by the types of injuries they see in their patients’ mouths.


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Food
4:27 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Where Y'Eat: A Lucky Start on New Year's Day

Blacked eyed peas and greens, a symbol in the South for luck and money in the new year.
Ian McNulty

New Year's Eve may end with a bang, but in New Orleans New Year's Day often begins with a dish.

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Food
4:21 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Where Y'Eat: The Grapefruit of Wrath

Louisiana grapefruit high in the upper branches.
Ian McNulty

How a fruitful tree by an abandoned house signals one of southeast Louisiana's delicious harvests.

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Food
4:20 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Roux the Day at Gumbo Fest

Gumbo variations will be on display in Congo Square.
Ian McNulty

With a new venue in Congo Square, a young festival showcases the very long roots of gumbo in New Orleans culinary history.

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