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New Orleans Tricentennial

Big Easy Bash: New Orleans turns 300

“We’re a city that knows how to throw a party,” says New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. He would know: A native of the Big Easy, he’s had his share of fun at the town’s famed festivals and parades.
Gumbo at Dooky Chase's

The Queen of Creole Cuisine: Louisiana’s Leah Chase

At ninety-six, Chase has served her famous gumbo to everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. to Barack Obama. Her New Orleans restaurant was once a meeting place for civil rights freedom fighters, and her life inspired the character Tiana in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.

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