In the neighborhoods, the convenience of someone on the corner, cooking food in a restaurant or a take-out place is priceless. Many people that work 1 or 2 jobs have no time every single day to come home and prepare a meal for a family. The luxury of having someone else cook can mean an extra hour of sleep, an extra hour or two helping children with homework – the time savings are endless.
One wonders what happened to all these neighborhood food establishments, and the men and women who cooked in them. I hope that someone else, somewhere else is the lucky recipient of some good New Orleans home cooking cause many of them have gone missing here.
Photographed by maringouin
Read about our project depicting the state of New Orleans neighborhoods in the 5th year post-Katrina here