Leah Chase Is Queen Of 2017 Krewe Of Lafcadio Parade

Lafcadio Hearn is famous in Japan but many New Orleanians are ignorant as to the man’s importance. Unless you’re a 19th century historian, a cookbook collector or a judo annalist you practicably have little idea of who Hearn is.

2017 Krewe of Lafcadio Parade

So it was particularly gratifying at the 2017 Krewe Of Lafcadio parade in the French Quarter to see hordes of balcony-bound revelers chanting the name of the man who helped put New Orleans on the world’s food map over a hundred years ago.

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Think of Lafcadio Hearn as a spiritual forebear to Charles Kuralt and you’ll at least be in the ballpark as to gauging the man’s ability as an epistolary.

2017 Krewe Of Lafcadio Parade

On Saturday February 26th 2017 we walked into the French Quarter for this years incarnation of the Krewe of Lafcadio parade. Here’s what we saw:

2017 Krewe Of Lafcadio Parade

2017 Krewe Of Lafcadio Parade

2017 Krewe Of Lafcadio Parade

2017 Krewe Of Lafcadio Parade

2017 Krewe Of Lafcadio Parade

Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under a lava flood of taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become only a study for archaeologists. Its condition is so bad that when I write about it, as I intend to do soon, nobody will believe I am telling the truth. But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.
– Lafcadio Hearn, circa 1877

2017 Krewe Of Lafcadio Parade

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