Food

New Orleans, LA –

Cheese plates are nothing new in fine dining circles, but there's something different about them at many New Orleans restaurants these days.

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New Orleans, LA – Who would have thought that without the Society of Jesus, we'd probably not be enjoying satsumas in Greater New Orleans? Let me explain, when the Jesuits arrived here at the start of the 18th century, they also brought with them citrus plants from Asia - including the iconic, loose skinned, seedless tangerine from Satsuma in Japan us locals adore - the Satsuma. Jesuits planted orchards along the banks of the Mississippi River - a practice that continues in Plaquemines Parish (and near Jesuit Bend).

New Orleans, LA – It's pretty hard to find lunch for under $5 these days. But thousands of New Orleanians are getting their midday meal for about a buck.

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New Orleans, LA – From the ethic of reuse and recycle to the fair trade baskets from West African villages, farmers markets shoppers are expressing their personal ethics be they political, practical, or fashionable with the bags and baskets of their choosing:

New Orleans, LA –

Everyone wants to be Irish on March 17, St. Patrick's Day. For German Americans, however, the ethnic adulation is less intense but lasts a whole lot longer.

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