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COOKING FOR CARNIVAL

February brings the absolute busiest schedule of the year. Part of the commotion is a trip to Disney World, a must for my 6-year-old grandson, who claims to be the only one in his class who hasn’t been. That aside,…

VISIONS OF SUGAR THINGS

“Shugah,” as we say in the South, helped build southern Louisiana into what it is today. In the mid-19th century, more than 1,200 plantations produced the state’s sugar crop, which plummeted during the Civil War but continues today as a…

After the Storm

Louis Armstrong School – 9th Ward 23rd Psalm – 9th Ward Charbonnet Street – 9th Ward Church of the Living God – 9th Ward Louis Armstrong School Assembly Hall – 9th Ward St. Rose Mission Baptist Church Flag – 9th Ward…

From Vine to Table

Tomatoes, when they’re shipped to our supermarkets from California or Mexico, are picked green, sprayed with a gas to delay spoilage, packed into a refrigerated boxcar, sent to a wholesale distributor, then trucked to the store. At best, the process…

May Pace

A year ago this month, speedy Carlos Gomez of the New Orleans Zephyrs was already having a big season. By the second week in May, Gomez had stolen 17 bases in 36 games and had a batting average of .286.…

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 DEAR JOAN, Here I am in New Orleans. This weekend I spent all my time at the French Quarter Festival. I had a great time – only I danced so much I developed a pull in my back. This is…