Are you a member of The Lost Tribe of New Orleans?
A New Orleans physician and artist wants Katrina's displaced diaspora to sit down to a ritual meal on the Aug. 29 anniversary of the hurricane. Do it where you can. Bring your own voodoo or Passover traditions.
"I humbly offer a basic outline of the first ever 'Katrina Dinner' to be held on the one-year anniversary of this momentous event," Justin Lundgren writes on katrinadinner2006.com.
"The outline does not have to be acted out literally, although you're certainly welcome to follow it word for word. My hope is that it will be fun and delicious with only a smidgen of hokiness. Like everything in New Orleans, feel free to improvise. Make up your own blessings, your own questions, your own ritual food plate. Invent your own way of celebrating the city that connects us all."
Lundgren suggests a ritual food plate containing portions of the following: "cane syrup, dill pickles, oysters (canned is fine), small chocolates, grits, corn kernels. And very large portions of wine."