In honor of Mardi Gras, the Southern Abercrombie France Foodways Alliance celebrates the unique food of New Orleans. It should also be noted that many snoball stands are closed at this time of year, but that not stopping anyone from dreaming about them. First things first: a New Orleans snoball is not a snow cone a prefrozen, rockhard concoction like those sold from ice cream trucks and concession stands elsewhere. As each of our New Orleans SnoBalls oral history subjects attest, New Orleans sno is new balance 574 a product of locally made, carefully stored, and expertly shavedtoorder ice. The sugary syrups that color and flavor a New Orleans snoball are equally important to the final product, and each snoball maker protects his own syrup recipes. In fact, a majority of the recipes at Hansen TMs SnoBliz in Uptown, Williams Plum Street Snowballs near Riverbend, and Sal TMs SnoBalls in Old Metairie have survived several generations of ownership. As you might expect to find in a subtropical city, New Orleans TM flavored ice tradition dates back to a time when vendors shaved the ice by hand and carried just a small selection of flavorings. Tee Eva Perry remembers choosing between just strawberry, spearmint and pineapple Abercrombie Canada Online syrups to flavor the coarse scraped ice at her neighborhood stand.