Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Zatarain's to Make Mardi Gras a National Holiday~Sport Mom Olivia Manning Helps Drive Online Petition

~Dukes of Dixieland Mardi Gras Day 2008
~2009 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

City's image getting trashed
in French Quarter dispute,
tourism may be hurt
~Michelle Krupa

Photo thanks~Katrina Krewe

Krewe du Vieux announces its '09 parade theme "Krewe du Vieux's Stimulus Package"

Mayor Nagin, Please Resign
~New Orleans -- It's just Me

It's A Shame.
The Way You Mess Around
~New Orleans Murder Blog

Federal Aid Continues To Support Kentucky Ice Storm ~FEMA

…and I called FEMA, too - called it the “f word” for not knowing a hurricane hit New Orleans; treating people like hamburgers on a grill after Ike~slabbed
"Our civilization has achieved a distinction of sorts.
It will be remembered not for its technology nor even its wars but for its novel ethos. Others have been corrupt, but leave it to us to invent the most undistinguished of corruptions. No orgies, no blood running in the street, no babies thrown off cliffs.
No, we're sentimental people and we horrify easily.
True, our moral fiber is rotten.
Our national character stinks to high heaven.
But we are kinder than ever.
No prostitute ever responded with a quicker spasm of sentiment when our hearts are touched. Nor is there anything new about thievery, lewdness, lying, adultery.

What is new is that in our time liars and thieves and whores and adulterers wish also to be congratulated and are congratulated by the great public, if their confession is sufficiently psychological or strikes a sufficiently heartfelt and authentic note of sincerity."~Walker Percy, The Moviegoer
~~Special Thanks~ About Last Night

~~~Linkeroo'bonzi~Yer oh'so humble Editilla

The Barryfest Chronicles

<~Balcony Bar - New Orleans, LA - January 31, 2009

Thank you, Mr. Herbert
~Your Right Hand Thief

Landrieu Votes Against Infrastructure Amendment that Lacks Sufficient Corps Funding

Beware of stimulus for Army Corps, say green groups
~Eartha Jane Melzer

Cao named to three congressional subcommittees
~Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao, R-New Orleans, has been named to three congressional subcommittees: Water Resources and Environment; Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials; and Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
The Water Resources Subcommittee is responsible for developing the next authorization of the Army Corps of Engineers' program for flood control, environmental restoration and navigation improvement projects. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over clean water infrastructure, water resources development, conservation and management, water pollution control and hazardous waste cleanup. Agencies that fall within the subcommittee’s jurisdiction include the corps and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Flood victims: Who'll pay for the damage?~Brian Johnson

Legal Settlement Reached with John Deere, U.S. Army and City of Ankeny, Iowa, for Cleanup at Des Moines Ordnance Plan

MMS names senior staff geophysicist~City Business

Marathon Redfish

Solar Cities
~Jackie's Architecture Blog

New AntiGravity out!

Violence, Abuse, and Neglect in New Orleans: The Untold Story
~Critically acclaimed writer, Clarence Nero, tells a wrenching story of triumph over tragedy in his novel Desire.

Pork Belly at Lilette
~Tasty Bits


- serves 4 - Serious Eats
Adapted from Osteria by Rick Tramonto with Mary Goodbody.

4 medium yellow onions
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved (about 2 tablespoons)

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Slice the onions into 1/4-inch-thick rings and lay them in a shallow baking pan, such as a sheet pan or jelly roll pan. Drizzle with the olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 to 18 minutes, or until lightly browned.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring the cream and wine to a simmer over medium-high heat. As soon as the liquid starts to bubble around the edges, remove from the heat.
4. Spoon about a tablespoon of the cream mixture over each onion slice. Cover with aluminum foil, return to the oven, and cook for about 25 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 450°F.
5. Remove the foil and top the onions with the shaved cheese. Return the pan to the oven and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the edges caramelize. Serve hot.
~Photo special thanks~Proud Italian Cook

New Orleans Cooking Class ~Visiato Fun Blog

Rollergirls, the New York Times
~Flat Track Fever

These Kats just don't understand ~Note From The Book

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