Category Archives: Food Culture

Food at Katrina Anniversary Celebration?

As part of a celebration of New Orleans at the San Francisco Jazz Heritage Center, UC Santa Cruz professors Lewis Watts and Eric Porter gave Katrina Anniversary lectures on the pre- and post- Katrina culture of New Orleans. The lectures were very interesting but how did they leave out the soul of New Orleans culture – THE FOOD!

AND… there wasn’t any gumbo, or red beans and rice at the reception afterwards. There were bands playing New Orleans music and second lining in Yoshi’s lobby. But again, WHERE WAS THE FOOD?

Therefore, New Orleans Bill told Board Vice Chairman Linda Parker Pennington that he would provide his New Orleans Creole Potato Salad, Crawfish Pie, and rum-sauce bread pudding to the San Francisco Jazz Heritage Center future events.


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Celebrating 20 years of being sold by Lucky

Made an appearance with Lucky supermarkets Art & Soul booth on August 21st and 22nd – stood in front of their booth, and sampled the Art & Soul crowd my Creole Potato Salad which Lucky has been selling for 20 years.

Lucky sold 140-pounds of New Orleans Bill Creole Potato Salad.

In my opinion, Lucky has never left the inner city market and they understand the demographic. Therefore, the highlight of the festival was the thousands of $1 WATERMELON slices they sold.

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