Feb 3 • 30M

A Vegetarian in New Orleans

 
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Hello from New Orleans! We've been having a blast and eating ourselves silly, but one of the friends we're traveling with, Jonathan Parks-Ramage (author of Yes, Daddy), is a VEGETARIAN which is pretty challenging here. So, seeing as we're in the same hotel, I invited him on today's Lunch Therapy to talk about being a vegetarian in New Orleans, how the menu at the first restaurant where we went literally had zero vegetarian options, the carrot bolognese he ate at Coquette, whether or not he's missing out on a major cultural experience, etc. We recorded over Zoom and for some reason, I sound like I'm underwater and I almost didn't post this, but it's a great convo... so try to ignore the technical issues and enjoy yourself!


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