Being in the Detroit area, I love a coney dog. A beanless chili sauce poured over a hot dog, topped with diced yellow onions and mustard. Kermit Ruffins sings, “what is New Orleans? It’s red beans and rice on a Monday, that is New Orleans.” For me, what is Detroit? Sitting in a Coney Island on a … More Eric’s Cincinnati Style Chili with Spaghetti Noodles
At some point in the history of the black-eyed peas and rice dish, Hoppin’ John, it became associated with luck. Eat a bowl of Hoppin’ John with a side of green cabbage and golden cornbread and you’re starting the new year off right! Did you ever wonder where that tradition and name came from? It’s … More Hoppin’ John Jambalaya
Carnival season means two things: King Cakes and Professor Carl Nivale. For over 20 years Professor Carl Nivale has appeared on WWL-TV as the morning show’s Mardi Gras expert. He covers everything from the historical aspects of carnival along with trivia, facts and stories. The professor has become the New Orleans carnival historian and go-to … More Professor Carl Nivale, HOW DO YOU RED BEAN?
In 2008, Devin Meyers had an idea: he wanted to celebrate red beans and rice and its cultural impact on New Orleans. He invited some friends over and convinced them that having a red bean parade would be just the way to do it. They all agreed and the Krewe of Red Beans was born. Devin … More Devin De Wulf, HOW DO YOU RED BEAN?