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beans8%3A2.jpegLocal food anthropologist David Biress, whose latest research paper on red beans as part of New Orleans' identity received special recognition at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, tells Ian McNulty this week: "After Hurricane Katrina there was this insistence that people missed red beans more than anything else. You heard it from everyone. It reminded them of home." [Gambit]