Black Friday Explained

November 25, 2015
By: TIm McNally, My New Orleans

I have long been confused by the name and the concept of Black Friday. I don’t remember such a day during my youth, and now that I am in my oldth, the reference is everywhere this time of year.

In tracking down the origin of the title "Black Friday," I note where Philadelphia in the early '60s is credited as Ground Zero for the name, which refers to the period and the particular day when some retailers actually move into the “black” on their ledger sheets. They start making money instead of the way it was going.

John Besh "Besh Big Easy" – Chef Besh has gathered 101 recipes here, which are easy and the instructions are to the point. Here are suggestions for the dinner table, a quick lunch and hearty fare at the camp. Besh is a talented culinary genius in love with his hometown and a desire to share. It does not come any better than that. Under $25, soft-cover, at Octavia, Kitchen Witch, Garden District at The Rink, Maple Street and other local book stores or on Amazon.