She is a Lady; Her Treasures I’ve seen…
Steamboats and Bonfires and Creole Cuisine!
Strawberries and Seafood, Sugarcane and Rice,
Mardi Gras, Cotton and Hot Cajun Spice!
Marshlands and Campgrounds, Bayous and Beaches,
Melons, Pecans and don’t forget peaches!
She’s the Belle of the Ball! What else can I say?
She’s magic and music and Cafe au Lait!
Down by the levee near a plantation gate…
Where pirogues drift and festivals wait!
She’s Spanish-Moss Mornings, A place I know well…
A walk by the River, a distant church bell!
She’s Saints and Sinners! Indulgent yet, Divine…
A lot more fun than the other 49!
She’s Zydeco, Gospel, She’s Blues and She’s Jazz…
Just something about her no other state has!
It goes without saying; It’s a feeling inside…
Louisiana MY HOMELAND… Louisiana MY PRIDE!!!
By Todd~Michael St. Pierre
(Photo © 10/27/2011) Lake Verret: Attakapas Landing, Near Napoleonville, LA!)
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6-GETTING WASTED NEW ORLEANS STYLE
7-SO YOU WANNA COOK LIKE A COONASS?
8-A CONFEDERACY OF SCRUMPTIOUS
9-HOUSE OF THE RISING BUN
10-COOK DAT: RECIPES OF THE WHO DAT NATION
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Bordering its touristy French Quarter twin, the Tremé neighborhood is the true birthplace of New Orleans jazz culture. From its earliest days as a neighborhood for free people of color, it has long been famous for its distinctive architecture, creative music & flavorful cuisine. Unequaled for its depth of soul & legendary appetite for life, the Tremé neighborhood has recently gained national attention from the critically acclaimed HBO show of the same name. With the recipes in Taste of Tremé, fans of the show—or anyone else who craves the most deliciously satisfying soul food—can create authentic Big Easy cuisine!Click Cover to Order…
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By Todd-Michael St. Pierre(Registered/ASCAP/Sidewalk Side Music)
Catholic candles, dripping wax,
In the attic: One strong axe.
Nana Rose was very wise…
“Keep for when the waters rise!”
On a rooftop, your first breath,
Brought our city back from death.
Never once did you dare cry,
Siren screams… your lullaby.
In the streets below we saw,
Drowning ghosts of Mardi Gras.
We prayed for HELP… you just smiled…
You are the sacred Storm Child!
Christened by the August rain,
Born amidst the hurricane,
(Her name need not be spoken,
Too many hearts were broken)
Chopper rope: Hey grab ahold…
Baby girl just hours old,
Force of nature you prevailed,
Even as the levees failed
To stop old man Pontchartrain,
Your new eyes could not see pain.
Sleeping there, your dreams ran wild…
You are the mighty Storm Child!
Of pure magic you were born,
Like music from Satchmo’s horn.
May your life be filled with jazz,
All the beauty this world has,
May joie de vivre fill your soul,
May good gumbo fill your bowl.
Only sweet things lie in store…
May New Orleans thrive once more.
May the monkeys ask for you,
Down at the Audubon Zoo.
May the storms in life be mild…
For you, the bless-ed Storm Child!
You are the sacred…
You are the mighty…
You are the bless-ed…