Happy February! I’ve decided to write a new weekly post about my second favorite love (after travel): food. In my opinion, food can be just as transporting as travel and is often times an integral part of learning about a destination. Unlike some avid eaters, I like to eat AND cook so I’ll be not only posting about amazing dining experiences but some of my own successful and not-so-successful cooking experiences. Over the years I’ve had a great time learning, usually self-taught by following a recipe, how to cook different cuisines and different cooking techniques. Usually it’s a great experience, other times it ends in tears, but it’s always a story! On this first Food Friday, my mind is completely on New Orleans. The Super Bowl will be taking place in New Orleans this Sunday AND the biggest portion of Mardi Gras is next weekend. Talk about a city that knows how to throw a party!