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A new tradition on Thanksgiving Eve

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Red beans and rice

While the traditional Thanksgiving meal in Southeast Louisiana is turducken, sweet potatoes, oyster dressing and pecan pie, Camellia Beans, best known for its iconic red beans, will serve red beans and rice across five New Orleans Council districts on Thanksgiving Eve.

City lore recounts that red beans were reserved for Mondays, typically “wash” day. Traditionally, women of the house would put on a pot of red beans to cook all day with minimum fuss while they tended to the laundry. Red beans and rice Mondays still exist … and now perhaps a new tradition will be born – the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Betsie Gambel, Gambel Communications

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