November is already here, which means the beginning of the long holiday season in New Orleans. From Thanksgiving through to New Year’s Day and then Carnival coming right along afterwards, it’s important to remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint, of celebrating. Right now, it’s all about settling into comfort whenever possible.

It’s my favorite time of year – the weather is just about right, there’s lots of activities to look forward to, and comfort food is back on the menu. For me, that may mean a simple bowl of something warm and spicy. 

This month, we take a deep dive into the most comforting of food across many cultures, the humble, yet mighty, noodle. From hand rolled Italian pastas to hearty Japanese soba or udon noodles, pad Thai or a simple concoction of macaroni and cheese, there’s a taste for all noodle lovers. We struggled to find a better way to name our feature, always coming back to “oodles of noodles,” as that’s just what we’ve got for you: oodles of noodle goodness to add to your own comfort food menu this season.

November is also our annual Top Lawyers issue. We have a primer on all the FAQs you may have when deciding if, how or who to choose to help with your legal issues, plus a comprehensive list of the top professionals across the area. So, take comfort that when you are in need, we’ve got you covered with the best and the brightest in all areas of the legal profession.

Be sure to check out our regular columns, for cozy advice on outdoor fireplaces, a delicious recipe for chocolate pie that just may be the ultimate in dessert comfort, and plenty of great things to do, restaurants to check out and much more. 

So, this November, before things start to really ramp up, we invite you to put on your softest clothes, perhaps treat yourself to a bowl of comfort, pour a cup of your favorite warm beverage and tuck in. Things are just about to get started!

Editor's Note

 

 

 

Ashley McLellan, Editor