By Sean Jewell:: Another Mardi Gras has come and gone. Seeking vicarious thrill, I stumbled upon these images of New Orleans circa 1905, via the New York Public Library digital archive. These post cards, made by Detroit Photographic Co., were made using a Swiss process called photochrom, later called Phostint. The tinted halftone style was a […]

by Chas Justus :: The food of Southwest Louisiana is world renowned, and for good reason. It’s a culinary tradition that formed its identity in the new world. In fact, the culinary tradition there is called “Creole,” which means “born in the new world”; it’s a true hybrid of races and cultures. Creole cooking takes African elements such as […]