Beignet

Beignet History and Recipe

  Beignet History: The word beignet (pronounced ben-YAY) comes from the early Celtic word bigne meaning “to raise.”  It is also French for “fritter.” Beignets, a New Orleans specialty, are … Continued

Crawfish Boil

Crawfish Boil – Louisiana Crawfish Boil

  Crawfish Boil – Louisiana Crawfish Boil Crawfish boils are wonderful messy affairs, best suited for the outdoors.  Boiling crawfish is a festive event and eating is also thirsty work, … Continued

Crawfish Boils – Jazz Brunches – Reveillon Dinners

  The role of tradition and change in three ritual meals from Louisiana By Mark W. Huntsman   Learn how to prepare and serve a Crawfish Boil.  Includes a crawfish boil … Continued

Hurricane cocktail

Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without enjoying a classic Hurricane Cocktail in New Orleans. The drink know to most tourists in New Orleans is the Hurricane Cocktail.  During … Continued

Red Beans and Rice

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Stove Top – Slow Cooker – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Instructions Red beans and Rice is Louisiana’s comfort food.  We are featuring an authentic recipe shared by my daughter’s co-worker, … Continued

King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Hundreds of thousands of King Cakes are eaten during Mardi Gras each year in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In fact, a Mardi Gras party would not be authentic without the traditional … Continued

muffuletta sandwich

Muffuletta Sandwich Recipe and History

What is a Muffuletta Sandwich? Muffuletta; muffaletta; mufeletta  (moof-fuh-LEHT-tuh or moo-foo-LE-ta) – It’s nickname is simply muff.   Muffuletta Sandwiches can be found all over New Orleans from delis to pool … Continued

New Orleans Bread Pudding

New Orleans Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce Recipe

New Orleans Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is a popular dessert served during Mardi Gras.  Bread Puddings tastes so decadent and is positive proof that leftover bread does have a purpose … Continued

New Orleans Gumbo History and Recipe

New Orleans Gumbo has been called the greatest contribution of Louisiana kitchens to American cuisine.  It is the quintessential dish of New Orleans with many versions of it.   It is … Continued

Pecan Pralines

Pecan Pralines Recipe

Pecan Pralines are a favorite candy of the South, particularly in Louisiana and Texas.   Anyone who has ever visited New Orleans will remember the wonderful Pecan Pralines that are for … Continued

Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

The Sazerac cocktail is to New Orleans what the margarita is to the southwest.  It is reported to be the first cocktail every invented (at least in the United States). … Continued

Shrimp Jambalaya History and Recipe

  Shrimp Jambalaya could be a second cousin of gumbo – the recipes are similar with the exception of cooked rice.     In gumbo, the rice is cooked separately … Continued