Browsing by Category: New Orleans

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Parla Food turns five years old this month. Crazy, right? She looks older. I blame all the cocktails and carbonara. With each passing year, wading though posts and categories devoted to various cities has become increasingly cumbersome. So to make things easier for you, fair reader, I have launched a series of City Guides. (more…)

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Tis the season!

Sazeracs, hot sauce, and bread stuffed with fried things are pretty much all I need to survive, which is why I love New Orleans. There are lots of other reasons The Crescent City has captured my affection. Logically these are also food and (more…)


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In January, I paid a visit to my friends Nat and Meredith in their adopted hometown of New Orleans. They took me to their favorite neighborhood restaurant for dinner and our meal is the subject of this weekend’s Bites column in the NYT. Read it here or in Sunday’s Travel Section.

New Orleans isn’t all boudin balls, gumbo, and jambalaya. There is also a thriving Vietnamese food culture in the city and my friend Nat and I took a drive to Nine Roses last month for a taste. Behind the strip mall inspired facade we found flavorful pho, garlicky greens and a delectable sweet and sour shrimp soup. (more…)

I lack the discipline to write about a place in-situ and often find myself writing about distant locales in unfamiliar places. When I flew to Trieste last week and began to write about a meal I had had in New Orleans in January, it struck me that, for a change, I was writing from a city that was not unlike that of the subject. Both New Orleans (more…)