Labors of Love - February 2021

Go Fish: Pescatarian Delights

  Though the type of fish, batter recipe and sides might change from church to church, for decades Lenten Friday Fish fries have been a major fundraising event for parishes all around the country. And all these fries have one…

The Frugé Way

  By anyone’s standards, Courtney and Mike Frugé are in the middle of nowhere, just off Highway 35 in Branch, Louisiana.  But from a small, 20-acre rice farm, they've built a successful business that includes Frugé Seafood, Frugé Aquafarms, Cajun…

Vaccine Hunters

  There are Nazi hunters, bounty hunters and vampire hunters, but today the most sought out hunters are vaccine hunters. Tulane University medical student Brad Johnson recently turned young New Orleans-area citizens into volunteer vaccine hunters when he started NOLA…

King Cake Stories

  For five more days, you can enjoy a delectable piece of king cake and have the pleasure of reading an engaging creative story about the origins of this beloved Carnival tradition. The Made in New Orleans Foundation (MiNO) —…

There Will be Rum

  Only hours before the first Uptown Mardi Gras parade on Feb.14, 2020, with hope and a solid business plan, Peter Rivera, Meagen Moreland-Taliancich and Mark Taliancich proudly opened the doors to their new distillery, Happy Raptor. One month later,…

The Blue Dog is Back At It Again

  The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) and New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) recently announced the release of a limited-edition print by celebrated artist George Rodrigue called “Louisiana ArtWorks.” The piece is the only instance from Rodrigue’s…