When people think about Louisiana, they often think about the food in the New Orleans area as well as in Cajun Country. What is your favorite food found in Louisiana?
This Louisiana Food Pyramid is compliments of the Lake Charles Visitor Center.
Lafayette (Cajun food) IS WAY better than New Orleans (Creole food)...at least I think so. Two years ago I decided to visit Nola with the intent to eat at some of the "classic" places, Antoine's, Arnaud's, Acme Oyster House, Pat O's, and Redfish.
I was disappointed at all of them . Overly heavy sauces and honestly...not much flavor as CRAZY as that sounds. The food flavor just kind of mushed together. That was when I realized there was a difference between Creole and Cajun.
When we walked into Antoine's the hosted asked us if we would like our usual table. We just went along with it... They mistook Greg for a famous chef in the area. Hahahaha! Service was great! If he was a regular you would think the staff would know what he looks like....
Anyway! I have come to love chicken and sausage gumbo. That would be my fav. Other than that, I can't say I am huge fan of the local food. Some people here put some really strange things in gumbos, jambalaya, and etouffee! Sorry crawfish lovers! :S
Oh red beans and rice is really good
seatexan There is definitely a difference in Cajun food and Creole food. Bikinchris could write a dissertation on the subject. I don't like anything made with a roux which eliminates many local foods like gumbo and etoufee for me. I do like jambalaya with either chicken or pork and pastalaya (same taste but made with spaghetti). I do love crawfish, but I do not suck the heads. I prefer to wipe off all the "goo" and will wash them if I have the opportunity.
A "usual table" at Antoine's? Must be nice! Did you get a great table?
The table was in a nice spot! It was near a more open section so not crowded. I would have been happy anywhere really, except right by the kitchen where the doors open.
Nothing fried ? Love some good fried gator.
nipper Tastes like chicken, doesn't it?
Yeah gator is pretty good too! But Yeah, I agree with razorbackfan, taste like chicken!
nipper Of course you can find fried food. One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants in New Orleans, Parkway Bakery and Tavern, makes a delicious fried shrimp poboy. We like it dressed with pepperjack cheese and no ketchup.
When it comes to food pyramids like the one above, I prefer the whole thing.....I love the restaurants and food scene in Nawlins!!! This seatexan is crazy.
I have Cajun roots; my dad was from Nola & my grandpa was from Alexandria. My dads fav food was crawfish etouffé but I like me some gator stew!
Gator stew! Is it more like a gumbo, but with gator?
I knew i had a pic somewhere!
Is that gator stew?
Yes it is
Ok, I need to try it!
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