Monday, August 25


Boudin maker Beverly Giardelli of C. Hebert's Slaughter House & Meat Market - Abbeville, LA
Photo by Sara Roahen, 2008

Last year we began working with writer and SFA board member Sara Roahen to collect more of the stories behind the food. Sara spent weeks roaming Louisiana, talking up cooks and meat market owners in an effort to add more oral histories to our Boudin and Gumbo Trail documentary projects. This year she's back in the field--and back home in New Orleans--adding even more content to these two culinary trails. By the spring of 2009, we hope to double the number of interviews for each project, making these two iconic Louisiana foods some of the most thoroughly documented traditions in our archive. Until then, take some time to look at some of Sara's photos from the road on our Flickr page.