Listen Up

Queer Eye star, stylist and podcaster Jonathan Van Ness explores the history of the city of New Orleans in the latest two episodes of his show “Getting Curious.” He and historian Dr. Kathryn Olivarius discuss the city’s origins and take a deep dive into the yellow fever epidemic and its impact on the history of New Orleans and its residents.

Fans of true crime and comedy will want to check out “I Think Not!” Hosts Ellyn Marsh and Joey Taranto (a New Orleans native) recap episodes of their favorite true crime TV shows like “See No Evil” and “Deadly Wives.” The duo will also be in town on June 8 for a live show, so get your tickets now.

Local flavor

Looking for a new, cool way to enjoy your cup of joe? French Market coffee has some great summer recipes right now. Like this “Spiced Cocoa and Pecan Iced Coffee” using locally made El Guapo Bitters. We will be making this all summer long.

Blue Plate Mayonnaise also has a new look, some new products and some great recipes. Try whipping up this spicy German potato salad for your next potluck or cookout.

Chef Alon Shaya recently shared this recipe (and a cooking demo) for yogurt and cornmeal pancakes for Mother’s Day, but we think this is a recipe worth making more than once a year. Try it this weekend. 

Summer Reading

The New Orleans Public Library recently announced their annual summer reading program for kids and families. Kids who participate will earn points and prizes, such as a specially designed tote bag and more. Plus, the library is offering a variety of events to help keep kids busy all summer long including “visits from Audubon Zoo, performing poodles, movie screenings, story times, fitness classes, art and STEM workshops, shoe decorating with the Krewe of Muses, and so much more. Additionally, three locations will offer kids snacks provided by Second Harvest Food Bank. Alvar Library (913 Alvar St.), Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center (4300 S. Broad St.), and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (1611 Fats Domino Ave.) will offer snacks Mondays – Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.”