We're back. Lou and I are both stunned to find out that people are actually reading our blog and waiting for the next entry. We coudn't be more thrilled.
Yesterday was great fun. We attended a demonstration class at the New Orleans School of Cooking in the Louisiana General Store. Our chef was Kevin Belton who was featured in Kuralt's America. He is 6' 9" tall and weighs approximately 400 pounds. His business card reads, "Kevin Belton, Human Taxidermist," because he loves to stuff people. In a 2-1/2 hour class, he cooked gumbo, jambalaya, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, and pralines. The best gumbo and the best jambalaya I have ever tasted anywhere. He's a fantastic chef and a stand-up comedian. We laughed the whole time. Makes for good digestion. We were able to sit and talk with him for about 20 minutes after class. He even told us some people to contact for more interviews. I invited him to make the rest of the trip with us, but he has prior obligations. Our loss.
We haven't had any more smoke-filled-room incidents, for which we are grateful. But the trip ain't over yet.
Thanks for reading.