In celebration of Mardi Gras, our February theme is New Orleans. We’ll explore the connections between France, NOLA and cocktails with our guest Jennifer Greco.
Jennifer is a life long Francophile who splits her time between Paris and l’Occitanie. She is a French food and wine enthusiast, with a particular fondness for cheese. For the last 10 years she has slowly and steadily been tasting her way through every cheese produced in France, a project that started on a whim one day and has developed into a full fledged addiction.
She has also spent time living in the in the French-influenced city of NewOrleans, USA. We talk to her about the history of the city’s legendary drink, Sazerac, the Creole and Cajun cultures that founded the city, carnival, jumbalaya and more. We’ll also give a special shout out to some of Paris’ NewOrleans inspired bars.
You can read more about Jennifer and her thoughts on cheese, living in Paris and other fun food and drink info at her blog, Chez Loulou. The book she mentions in the interview is The Encyclopaedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine by Chef John D Folse.
Don’t forget to check out these Paris bars where you can enjoy some New Orleans inspired fun; Baton Rouge, Lulu White and Two Stories.
Thanks go out to:
World Paris Radio edits and produces Paris Cocktail Talk – in addition to plenty more English radio shows.
Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch spirits news from France. We've also recently launched an app so you can keep all that bar info in your pocket!