On the Bayou: A Taste of New Orleans

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary describes gumbo as “a soup thickened with okra pods or filé and containing meat or seafoods and usually vegetables.” The dictionary’s definition wouldn’t necessarily be wrong. But ask Chef Gregory Johnson, and he’d tell you there’s a lot more to the soup than meets the eye. “Gumbo means: take her, take you, take me,…

Finding Inspiration in “Commanding the Table”

Before there was “Chopped” on Food Network or the #feedfeed on Instagram, there was a young woman named Ella Brennan, looking to make her mark on the New Orleans restaurant scene in the 1940s and 1950s. “Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table,” a documentary featured in the Milwaukee Film Festival, follows her journey from working as a…