My trip to one of the most iconic places on Earth — New Orleans — was pretty darn great. I was attending Plenty Retreat, a conference geared to writers and food industry professionals focused on sustainability, and decided to make it a long weekend with my hubby. In my past life, I visited NOLA while supporting offices in that region, but haven’t been back in 20+ years. Some things have changed, especially after Katrina, but the spirit and history have remained.
Planning my 3.5 day trip was fun – I dug into local food writers’ blogs and read national articles about ‘the best’ places to eat and visit. Needless to say, my list was long, about 4 pages to be exact, so I had to pare it down since my available time amounted to only about 14 hours. . .