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2011-03-07 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Founder and Chairman of the Youth Impact Program announced on Friday, March 4th, 2011 that Tulane University, New Orleans Saints, SMART Technologies and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports on Nutrition are sponsoring the Youth Impact Program this July on the campus of Tulane University. This is the fourth year for the program to be held on the campus of Tulane University. The Youth Impact Program (YIP) invests in "at risk"...

2010-10-21 12:41:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced a series of new concepts and locally sourced dishes available exclusively to Hornets fans at the New Orleans Arena this 2010-2011 season. Menu Highlights Hornets fans will have several new menu choices to enjoy this basketball season, reflective of the distinct character and cuisine that make New Orleans so...

2009-09-25 08:30:00

ROCKPORT-FULTON, Texas, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockport Seafair touts three days of fun, Friday through Sunday, October 9-11. Tickets are $5 for adults Friday and Sunday, $7 on Saturday; $2 for children 6-to-12, under 6 admitted free. Festival hours are 5 to 11 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. Sea-A-Bration, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, features Bon Ton Mikey & the Zydeco Hotsteppers. Tickets are $75. Contact the Chamber at...

2009-04-13 12:13:00

BOSTON, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired both by the music and culinary heritage of New Orleans and the greater Mississippi Delta, Uno Chicago Grill(R) will celebrate its New Orleans Jazz Festival of Flavors from April 14th through June 7th. Uno(R) restaurants will be decked out to celebrate the fun and festive elements of the French Quarter and will feature the historic musical sounds associated with it. This special musical mix runs the gamut from Dixieland, blues, jazz, ragtime, swing...

2008-08-18 00:00:21

OKRA It is often used in African and Indian cooking and known as ladies' fingers or gumbo. But it is possible to grow here although it will need full sun and a hot, humid environment in a greenhouse or cloche. Seeds should be sown in late winter or early spring in a heated propagator in a bright position in individual 3 1/2in pots of moist seed compost. Warm up the soil before planting by laying down sheets of black plastic and plant the seedlings through slits. When they are...

2005-11-20 15:10:00

By Kevin Krolicki NEW ORLEANS -- In New Orleans, a city still lacking power, water and most of its former inhabitants, many are tracking a more hopeful gauge of recovery measured in sales of po' boy sandwiches and gumbo. About 320 restaurants have reopened for business in New Orleans, down from the 2,200 or so establishments of all stripes that gave New Orleans its reputation as a city serious about eating before Hurricane Katrina. The most famous restaurants -- haute-creole destinations...

Latest Gumbo Reference Libraries

2009-04-28 16:06:45

Bursera simaruba or Gumbo-limbo is a tree indigenous to the southeastern United States, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela. Growing nearly 100 feet tall, this slender tree has a diameter of only 3-5 feet and features shiny crimson leaves growing in a spiral pattern. Each leaf has 7-11 smaller leaflets growing symmetrically along a center stalk. It is often referred to as the Tourist Tree because its red peeling bark resembles a sunburnt tourist. While fruits are produced year round, the...

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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.