Fleur-De-Lis: How It Came to Be

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France, Florence, or Catholicism: Where Did the New Orleanian Fleur-de-Lis Come From? It’s no secret that New Orleans is rife with the symbol of the fleur-de-lis, adorning wrought iron fences around the city, present on almost every tourist souvenir, and of course emblazoned on Saints helmets.  But its history is more convoluted than w e […]

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Let Them Heat Cake: History of Doberge Cake

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The Story of Doberge Cake Summer in New Orleans is hot.  A simple, but nonetheless true statement.  With temperatures over 90˚ and humidity that makes breathing feel like swimming, it’s hard to imagine doing anything but lounging beneath a blasting air conditioning vent and throwing back icy daiquiris.  New Orleans culture, however, bows to no […]

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