Mike Molina, one of my buddies from Xavier, composed this poem to open up my “Mardi Gras (Phat Tuesday)” menu in Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen. Hurricane Katrina devastated the city less than six months later.
Down in New Orleans
Saffron skies chase down the sun
Another sultry day is done
Heat seasoned skin keeps you hotter than the Parish
at night in New Orleans
where sound is sautéed