Latest from Dayana Sarkisova

New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras during the pandemic, in photos

The city’s beloved celebrations don’t look the same, but house floats and king cakes keep the spirit alive.
  • Feb 16, 2021

As customers and coastlines disappear, a New Orleans chef fights for her community

Melissa Martin designed Mosquito Supper Club to bring strangers together over Cajun food, and wrote a cookbook to document a way of life.
  • Dec 17, 2020

This briny oyster soup brings the smells and tastes of Louisiana’s coast to your table

From the "Mosquito Supper Club" cookbook, this oyster soup is full of Louisiana flavor.
  • Dec 17, 2020

Where there’s smoke, there’s an Armenian blistered eggplant dip

Kick off your New Year's party with this punchy, flavorful appetizer.
  • Dec 26, 2019

An overweight cat was denied by a Russian airline. His owner hatched an elaborate scheme using an impostor.

After boasting on Facebook of sneaking his cat onboard, a passenger got a slap from the airline. "I did break their rules," he admitted.
  • Nov 13, 2019

An unabashedly chocolatey pumpkin bread is your next baking project

Behold, the pumpkin bread of your autumnal dreams.
  • Oct 30, 2019

Suitcase smackdown: Away vs. Samsonite vs. Calpak carry-ons

We rolled, prodded at and packed carry-on spinners from three popular brands.
  • Oct 10, 2019

Are you team carry-on or team checked bag?

The battle between carry-on and checked bags divides the By The Way staff.
  • Aug 7, 2019