As I’ve said before, the Tricentennial is upon us. But there are just 2 or 3 chapters that remain to be completed. Rather that wait around for the print version, … Continue reading Teaser Recipes, Ch. 2, Presbytere &Church
Along with the historical matter that usually populates these pages. this tricentennial year will also be spent trying to capture a sense of what life was like for the founding … Continue reading Everyday Eating in New Orleans, 300 years ago
I recently turned 66 (last Saturday, the 19th), and like most birthdays – especially ones that mark an “official” change in life, like reaching the full retirement age for my … Continue reading Popular History, Creative Non-Fiction, the Histoire; A Reflection (perhaps a rant)
A Very Simplified Timeline of French Colonial Louisiana and a timely Springtime recipe from Volume 2 (in progress) The 1718 Tri-Centennial is fast approaching, so I thought a quick overview … Continue reading A Way-Overdue Entry; Not Exactly 300 Years Ago
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine blogging about buffalo. So here goes nothing !!!! This entry will be the first of many installments wherein recipes, meal planning, and … Continue reading Roast Buffalo on the Fourth of July
Summer is over. It has been one heckuva summer too! it’s time for a few updates to the 1718 Project. Let’s begin with the actual”writing”. Three chapters have been written … Continue reading Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part V
http://1718neworleans.com It’s finally done. I am a self-published author. It’s curious how many parallels exist between this newfangled, all-electronic, website, blog, social media, etc. publishing process and the publishing process … Continue reading Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part IV a
Oh! The joy! Oh, the gratification! Oh, the fulfilment! I have been APPROVED by Apple. The company that has guided me for the last 30 years in all my endeavours … Continue reading And so it begins . . .
It has been awhile. I have been wandering between the techno/intellectual frontier and what is commonly known as real life. Between bouts of household management, the onerous duties of convenience … Continue reading Cookbook Preview Arrives
Someone once told me, “the interruptions ARE my job”. My birthday was August 19th. But that’s not why I’m writing this blog post. This birthday was a marker date in … Continue reading Hurricanes, Electricity, Family, Jobs, Writing, and Frere Gerard.
THEY HAD TO EAT ? Histories and tales of French Colonial New Orleans raise a constant chant of misery, poverty, neglect, abandonment, and pathos. Taken at face value, a modern … Continue reading The book said I need a Hypothesis, so . . .