Where to Eat in The Big Easy

In November 2011, Elie and I visited my Dad, who lives in Mississippi about an hour from New Orleans.  My self-appointed mission during my stay in the Big Easy—expand beyond the beignets and café au lait to explore New Orleans restaurants committed to supporting local farmers, fisherman and producers.  I didn’t have to look far, beginning with the restaurant named for NOLA’s favorite animal—the pig.

Louisiana cochon with turnips, cabbage and cracklins, at Cochon in New Orleans

I wrote about this trip before Simmstown was created, so you can read about our trip to New Orleans on my Nourish RDs blog, here.


I am married to my best friend, Elie, and we are the proud parents of a little boy, Theo, born February 11, 2016. Until Theo was born, I was a practicing registered dietitian nutritionist, but I am secretly a homemaker at heart, as I am happiest at home, cooking, organizing and making our home a comfortable place for our family and friends to gather. Elie and I are also travel lovers, and I share our travels here. Since Theo was born, this blog has morphed into a parenting blog as well, and those are actually my favorite posts to write and share.

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