Katrina was a hurricane like no other one. We are used to high winds, trees down, power outages, localized flooding. This one flooded an entire city — New Orleans. Families lost everything–homes, possessions and yes, treasured recipes. This blog post is about a recipe book, “Cooking Up A Storm,” and finding lost recipes after Katrina. A post-script story gives an eclectic recollection of my Katrina memories and photos.
It has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of New Orleans with mandatory evacuation of the entire city. So many memories. A visit to the city shows that it has rebounded — the culture, energy, music and restaurants have returned. If there is a single food that I identify with New Orleans, it might be barbecue shrimp. I especially like Chef Emeril Lagasse’s version.