hey - new orleans is a great place for soul food. and the people there have the sense to realize that food can satisfy both the palate and the soul regardless of whether its origin is high-brow or low-brow. that's why austin leslie, whose claim to fame was the seemingly pedestrian craft of frying chicken, got a new york times obituary. and that's why the james beard foundation recognized seaton's scotch house as being a "slice of american culinary history."
i think, though, to get the best pommes frites in new orleans you wind up high-brow. antoine's does them wonderfully.
eidea, you're an interesting soul. your posts make me think. and as best as i can tell, i like your outlook on life. i'd welcome the chance to share a plate of pommes frites with you. in france or in new orleans.
Why needing identity... Why can't we just be "us" or "me" without bothering to belong to a state made by many men who declared it being France?
Why is geographic and national identity so important? I suppose it creates order somewhere in other's minds.
But it also creates chaos and wars... Why need enemies? Why need flags!
I shall go back to bed