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John Burns, the publisher of Edible New Orleans, was born in New Orleans and moved downriver to St. Bernard Parish amongst fishermen and Creole tomato growers in the 1960s. Raised in a Cajun-built home, he worked as a restoration eulogist for most of his adult career, improving water- and food-production-related resources worldwide. He has returned to New Orleans to rebuild the local food system.

The Big Cheesy

Scenics in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kristy May)

A sultry, vibrant place on the muddy banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans is unique among American cities because of its Creole culture and tradition, which predate anything considered colonial America. As a local, I see how that early Creole foundation continues to define New Orleans’s own way of doing things. Whether it’s our cuisine, […]

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