Oliver Evans

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Few people are better equipped to write about New Orleans and the bayou country than Oliver Evans. He is a native of the city and the author of a book about it, New Orleans, published by Macmillan in 1959. A poet and essayist, Mr. Evans is at present teaching at San Fernando State College in Northridge, California.

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December 1963

Take a cup of Choctaw and add Frenchmen: aventuriers de bois and Acadian refugees from Nova Scotia
Blend in a Mississippi Bubble, a sprinkling of fugitives from justice, and a few filles de joie
Now sift in Catalans, Spanish planters, gens de couleur , and a large gombo nègre
Make a Code Noir and some Quadroon Balls
Stir together gently, adding Dalmatian oystermen, Filipino shrimpers, Germans, and “Kaintucks” (often rather tough)
Add a pinch of pirates
Simmer slowly under six flags
Serves most of southern Louisiana