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(Baton Rouge Advocate)   Mr. Okra may be gone, but people on the streets of New Orleans can still hear his iconic produce truck coming their way   ( theadvocate.com) divider line
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2018-03-08 11:14:40 PM  
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Igor Jakovsky: I make gumbo with okra and the slime is always fun to get rid of.


While okra is good in gumbo, the best application is always deep fried okra. Crispydeep fried okra.
2018-03-08 10:50:59 PM  
3 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: It's actually pretty impressive and admirable that the daughter has decided to continue to contribute to the rich cultural tapestry of New Orleans rather than try to find a way out of poverty. It's really putting the community before any desire to create generational wealth, and it's what keeps our cities so much better to live in than bland suburbia.

Good on her for walking in her dad's shoes.


Well, I wouldn't be surprised that Mr and now Mrs Okra made a few hundred dollars a day. Every time he passed by whatever jobsite I'm working on, Mr Okra would always drive away with at least my $20.

/born and raised in greater new orleans area. :)
2018-03-08 10:19:24 PM  
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2018-03-09 11:41:08 AM  
2 votes:
During the depression my step-dad was a kid but got a job (on commission) along with his brothers pulling a couple of carts to sell watermelons.  He told me how his brothers and him had a jingle they would sort of sing to announce their presence.  For some reason I still remember it to this day.

Watermelon, Watermelon
Fresh and fine
Tastes so good in the summertime
Eat the meat and preserve the rind
Watermelon!
2018-03-09 12:54:43 AM  
2 votes:
When I was young my father told me the music playing meant the truck was out of okra.
2018-03-08 11:17:09 PM  
1 vote:

reaperducer: "A second line was held for her father on Feb. 25."

I love regional traditions and quirks, and Louisiana has some of the best.


yeah we do!
2018-03-08 11:11:11 PM  
1 vote:

Igor Jakovsky: I make gumbo with okra and the slime is always fun to get rid of.


High heat and vinegar.
2018-03-08 10:47:59 PM  
1 vote:

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Gary Larson really liked that concept! :)
2018-03-08 10:09:36 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: It's actually pretty impressive and admirable that the daughter has decided to continue to contribute to the rich cultural tapestry of New Orleans rather than try to find a way out of poverty. It's really putting the community before any desire to create generational wealth, and it's what keeps our cities so much better to live in than bland suburbia.

Good on her for walking in her dad's shoes.


That's not too shabby a truck. I think we're not looking at someone stuck in poverty. More like filling a gap in food deserts. If she is geared up to take food stamps, she's golden.
2018-03-08 10:02:37 PM  
1 vote:
It's actually pretty impressive and admirable that the daughter has decided to continue to contribute to the rich cultural tapestry of New Orleans rather than try to find a way out of poverty. It's really putting the community before any desire to create generational wealth, and it's what keeps our cities so much better to live in than bland suburbia.

Good on her for walking in her dad's shoes.
2018-03-08 10:02:37 PM  
1 vote:
"A second line was held for her father on Feb. 25."

I love regional traditions and quirks, and Louisiana has some of the best.
 
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