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.
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 New Orleans restaurateur and 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ella Brennan, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 92.
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.
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.
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.
Leah Chase talks of seven decades at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans.
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.
Striking up a conversation with a stranger at a bar is accepted, even expected. And storytelling is a central part of that exchange.