In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina brought devastation to New Orleans.
The city's famous food farms were flooded, orchards blown down and soil contaminated. The fishing industry was also affected.
Sheila Dillon visits the city, world famous for its food, to see the work underway to restore its farms, markets and seafood production, which provide ingredients for its unique spicy style of cooking.
Over centuries New Orleans developed a culinary style drawing on influences from France and Spain and use of ingredients sourced around Louisiana. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita threatened this culinary heritage.
Sheila meets the restaurateurs, farmers, fishermen and activists who have all worked together to bring food back to the city.
It's an inspiring story about the importance of food to the heritage of a city and the people who live in it.First broadcast on 20 June 2008.