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Rivers Through the Lens of Food Part 9

New Orleans Catfish Po-Boy Sandwich and Fries
My first meal in New Orleans was prepared with catfish caught in the Mississippi river and served to me as a catfish po-boy. The history of the term po-boy is controversial with many interpretations in New Orleans folklore. Most date the origins of the term po-boy to a 1929 street car workers strike and the sandwich that the Martin Brothers Restaurant (former street car workers) created to feed and support the members of their former union as they struggled for collective bargaining rights from city officials.

More New Orleans History with Related Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=New+Orleans

More River Stories and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=River

Back Story's History of the Mississippi River [Listen Now 52 min and 1 sec]: http://backstoryradio.org/shows/that-lawless-stream/

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Rivers Through the Lens of Food Part 6