Adrian Miller, James Beard award winning author, and winner of the Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame award is the subject of Joe York’s latest short film: Table of Ideas.

Mr Miller spoke last week at a Dillard University-sponsored round table held at Zeitgeist in Central City, New Orleans.

Chef Todd Richards, Kyndra Joi, author of “Who Dem Gullah ask Princess Anyika” and rocket scientist Howard Conyers also appeared at the event. Sno-ball authority Megan Braden-Perry was a no show.

Zella Palmer screened her debut documentary: “The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot” to wild applause.

We were so inspired that we ran by our local meat market We-Serv the next day and scored a family pack of pork neckbones to throw on our backyard smoker.

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LaPlace dance team NOLA Dolls performing at Andouille Festival

St John the Baptist Parish is the buckle of Louisiana’s andouille belt.

Back in 1972 the city of LaPlace threw a fete to celebrate the revered sausage, and hundreds of people crowded onto the LaPlace Drag Strip to revel amongst vendors selling cracklins, po boys, and bowls of gumbo filled with the smokey forcemeat. Continue Reading