It’s the fastest, funniest, Frenchiest foot race you’ll ever see! Based on the Parisian tradition, this now worldwide sensation of waiters speed-walking while balancing drinks and food on trays has returned to the French Quarter for the 5th annual race at the French Market on Sunday, July 13, 4-5p.
Calas are a kind of creole rice fritter (or, according to an old French recipe, beignets de riz) typically containing cooked rice, yeast, sugar, eggs, and flour; the savory version here, courtesy of Louisiana Cookin' magazine, omits the sugar, adds crabmeat, and leavens with baking powder.
For your weekend viewing pleasure, here's a hot-off-the-presses, live-in-the studio performance by Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns at KEXP in Seattle, recorded on May 29 and published yesterday.
Clarence "Frogman" Henry, a 2007 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee and a New Orleans legend, delivers an epic eight-plus minute of his 1956 debut single, "Ain't Got No Home" at the LMHOF Legends Live show.