From Bat Yam to the Bayou: An Israeli Chef in New Orleans

Lamb bolognese with zaatar crostini and tehini sauce is just one of the creations of Alon Shaya, the Israeli-born chef now starring in the U.S. south.

New Orleans is known for its seafood gumbo, greasy ‘po boy’ sandwiches and crawfish etouffee. But don’t stop there. The capital of cajun and creole cuisine is also, increasingly, the place to find Chinese noodles bars alongside the jambalaya joints, sushi options for those who tire of remoulade and Middle Eastern sweet shops that give beignets a run for their money.