I am a New Orleans-based journalist, author and radio personality specializing in the culture of Louisiana. My books include Louisiana Rambles and A Season of Night, and I'm a regular columnist and contributor for a wide range of media outlets.
Louisiana Rambles is a travel narrative about exploring the Cajun and Creole heartland in south Louisiana. Both a travel story and a guidebook, it delves beyond the clichés and the well-worn tourist circuit to reveal the true richness of America’s most unique and culturally vibrant region.
A Season of Night
A Season of Night is a nonfiction narrative about the surreal, tenuous first months of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
I've been the restaurant columist for Gambit in New Orleans since this alt weekly resumed publication after Hurricane Karina in October 2005.
Where Y'Eat is my weekly radio column on the food culture of New Orleans and south Louisiana, broadcast Thursdays (at 4:45 pm) and Saturdays (at 11:15 am) on NPR affiliate WWNO 89.9 FM.
Community Impact is an ongoing radio series for NPR affiliate WWNO 89.9 FM about nonprofits making a difference in the greater New Orleans region. It airs Tuesdays (at 8:35 am) and Mondays (at 2:55 pm).