A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

Most of you have to wait until Mardi Gras Day, Super Sunday, Saint Joseph’s Day and Night, Secondline parades, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival to experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the New Orleans Black Masking Indians. But year-round, I am surrounded by native New Orleanians who ensure our treasured culture and tradition survive. With the recent cancellation of Super Sunday and the … Continue reading A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

CHRISTMAS EVE BONFIRES ON THE LEVEE

  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday, December 24, 2019 There are many colorfully imaginative traditions dating back to the earliest Cajun settlers of the regions of southern Louisiana to the west and north of New Orleans. One of them is the lighting of the bonfires along the Mississippi River on Christmas Eve. These bonfires, erected on the river levees by the keepers of this … Continue reading CHRISTMAS EVE BONFIRES ON THE LEVEE

Café Rose Nicaud contributed to the community, character, charm, and culture of Frenchmen Street in New Orleans has closed

Café Rose Nicaud has closed its doors on December 16, 2019, after decades of contributing to the character, charm, and culture on Frenchmen Street, as well as being a vessel to bring the community together.

Cafe Rose Nicaud was dedicated to the memory of Rose Nicaud and her pioneering success as a leading entrepreneur whose resourceful spirit and extraordinary efforts continue to inspire us today. Continue reading Café Rose Nicaud contributed to the community, character, charm, and culture of Frenchmen Street in New Orleans has closed

My Family’s Christmas Cooking Tradition: Chitlins aka Chitterlings with the recipe

Chitterlings are part of my childhood memories my mom and sister both taught me their recipe, my version is a combination of both. The smell reminds me of getting ready to go to my Auntie or my Momo house. Continue reading My Family’s Christmas Cooking Tradition: Chitlins aka Chitterlings with the recipe

Réveillon Menus at Seaworthy and Josephine Estelle at Ace Hotel New Orleans

It’s December and we have kicked off the Réveillon season in New Orleans. Réveillon, French for Awakening, was celebrated by Creoles after Christmas Eve mass in New Orleans in the 1800s. Local restaurants serve the famous repast throughout the month of December. You are invited to be a part of the celebration and continue the tradition at the Seaworthy and Josephine Estelle at the Ace … Continue reading Réveillon Menus at Seaworthy and Josephine Estelle at Ace Hotel New Orleans

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A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice; Recipe Included

What I love about the history of cooking Red Beans and Rice is that is was about survival, making something taste good out of a little of nothing. You can feed a family of 4-6 people with one bag of red beans and the parts of meat what was known as throw away parts back in the days of slavery and segregation. Continue reading A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice; Recipe Included

How New Orleans Celebrates Its Dead – The New York Times

The funeral for Leah Chase, a chef and civil rights icon, showcased a street culture that continues to flourish in the city she helped revive. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/13/us/new-orleans-funerals.html Continue reading How New Orleans Celebrates Its Dead – The New York Times

New Orleans Black Masking Indians- St.Joseph’s Night with the Flaming Aarows Gang

The people of New Orleans, the ones low on the totem pole do it for the culture and to keep their family traditions and priceless legacies alive. But in more ways, than we know it, the people of New Orleans remains the city with a heartbeat. New Orleanians love to see the expressions on the tourist’s faces when they eat our food. It rejoices our hearts to see you partying on our streets and brings pleasure to our ears to hear you say that this is the best trip of your life. This is all true for the Black Masking Indians their pay is hearing our wows and seeing the flashing of the cameras as if the lens is giving them winks of approval. They love to show off their talent by way of creating these elaborate suits. Then they serenade us with their chants and put on a war dance worthy of Broadway!!! Continue reading New Orleans Black Masking Indians- St.Joseph’s Night with the Flaming Aarows Gang

My Family’s Christmas Cooking Tradition: Chitlins aka Chitterlings

Chitterlings are part of my childhood memories my mom and sister both taught me their recipe, my version is a combination of both. The smell reminds me a getting ready to go 😆 to my Auntie or my Momo house. Not very ppl eat them anymore but, I will continue to cook them. With all that said who want some??? My Auntie Grace Hollins not here to eat them all. 😆 Dionne Miller Continue reading My Family’s Christmas Cooking Tradition: Chitlins aka Chitterlings

NOLA Kitchen Talk & Pecan Candy “Pralines”

Hello everyone it’s ya girl, women, The Nola Chic, I decided to switch it up a bit and make a video that started out as a Facebook Live stream about about pecan candy, breaking down the lyrics to I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T by Weebie, and announcing my friend Polo NOLA’s exciting news, which lead to the title “NOLA Kitchen Talk and Pecan Candy.” I received lots of great … Continue reading NOLA Kitchen Talk & Pecan Candy “Pralines”