Hi, I see there is another New Orleans reader. If you read this good luck with your cooking. As a general intro. I am a native New Orleanian. I love New Orleans culture and food and love eating out at nice restaurants. Of course in New Orleans that means most restaurants. Whether it is Indian, Mexican, Italian or New Orleans cuisine, I love it. I thought it would be fun to start a blog, http://NewOrleansRecipes.blogspot.com to give others a chance to get to know New Orleans cooking and what makes us different. I think the bottom line regarding what makes us different is our culture so my blog is not only about food but about New Orleans and New Orleanians. A little more about me. I like gardening, eating out, fencing, making my wife happy. Those are my hobbies. If I do the last one well I get to enjoy the other three. Since my blog is about recipes I'll post on the recipe page here on out. Thanks all. Check out my blog. Happy eating.