Italian Heaven: The Sicilian French Quarter before WWII

For most of its life, New Orleans has been in ethnic, social, and cultural motion. The story of how Sicilians, an earlier tribe of newcomers, came to the city and left their imprint offers a historical analogy for today.

Tee Eva’s Pralines & Pies - Tee Eva Perry - New Orleans Sno-Balls

Remembering Tee-Eva

SFA is sad to report the passing of Eva Louis Perry, better known as Tee Eva, on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the age of 83. Her sweet shop on Magazine Street was famous for its pralines and small pies.

SFA mourns the passing of Ella Brennan

SFA mourns the passing of New Orleans restaurateur and 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ella Brennan, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 92.

A Recipe for Passover

This Passover, make Florence Weiland Schornstein’s Red Soup with Brisket and Creole Matzoh Balls. We have the recipe, courtesy of Matzoh Ball Gumbo by Marcie Cohen Ferris.

Opera is Hot!

On January 25, the New Orleans Opera revived the “Burlesque Opera of Tabasco,” a production originally staged in 1894. It’s initial slate is sold out, but we hope they’ll grant an extension.

Las Pulgas: Voices from a New Orleans Market

At the 2017 symposium, Sara Fouts and Fernando Lopez provided a historical and ethnographic background of Latino migration to New Orleans, and described the rise of the pulga.

Film: Chi Mai

Mai Nguyen opened the restaurant Ba Mien in New Orleans East in late 2001 after traveling Vietnam to collect dishes and repertoires from various regions.

Booze Legends

Striking up a conversation with a stranger at a bar is accepted, even expected. And storytelling is a central part of that exchange.