[Pop]Corn from a Jar

The mood-altering substance Popcorn Sutton peddled was not so much ethanol as an ersatz nostalgia.

What We’re Reading: Senegal

Flipping through the book, and poring over the holy-cow-I-want-to-go-there-right-now photos by Evan Sung, a grocery list of familiar ingredients appear: Sweet potatoes. Black-eyed peas. Collards. Peanuts. Okra. And rice—lots of rice.

What We’re Reading: Please Forward

Get yourself to your local bookstore and pick up a copy of Please Forward: How Blogging Reconnected New Orleans after Katrina, edited by Cynthia Joyce.

I’ll Take My Chances

Life is too short to be doctrinaire about my cocktails or deliberately set myself up for disappointment. At least not when there are bubbles to be drunk.

Creole Schnitzel

The restaurant that served my personal comfort food—schnitzel, spätzle, and blaukraut—closed 20 years before I moved to New Orleans.