Here are some first bites from the 2012 Jazz and Heritage Festival in my hometown of New Orleans. I always start with these tastes of home: Brown Jambalaya made by Catering Unlimited; Fried Softshell Crab Po-Boy by Galley Seafood Restaurant; Cochon de Lait Po-Boy by Love at First Bite, and (not pictured) Pheasant, Quail, and Andouille Gumbo. Going back for more today.
Best music of the day: Jimmy Buffet definitely rocked the house but FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE was breathtaking. An exotic bird in her beautiful black cape, her powerful angelic voice. The crowd was joyful. The best quote from Florence: Last time I was in New Orleans, it involved a graveyard, a Cadillac, and a handgun….Enough said.”