Never has reading blog posts made me so hungry and thirsty! Matt’s been blogging about soda and restaurants, Nick posted about pancakes with Reese’s Pieces in them, and Bitsy blogged about her favorite drinks and restaurants. So, as my palette yearned for a savory dish, I began to think of the local cuisine, meaning Louisiana food. Most states/regions have cuisine that is virtually synonymous with that area. Since the large majority of the blogs I read are by folks who don’t live in La, I was wondering what some of your regional bests are.
Louisiana is known for many wonderful culinary offerings, so here are a few of my favorites.
Boiled crawfish, with potatoes, corn, and onions (so spicy your eyes tear up and your lips go numb!). Few dishes scream “Louisiana!” like boiled crawfish!
Chicken and sausage gumbo–must-have for cool weather (it doesn’t stay cold long down here!).
Red beans and rice–a Monday classic with sausage and corn bread!
Beignets–the New-Orleans-tourist must-have!
Meat pies–a local favorite of my hometown and one of my favorite foods!
New Orleans-style po-boys, roast beef especially–there is simply no other way to eat a roast beef po-boy!
Crawfish étoufée–a delicious Louisiana classic!
Muffulettas–probably my all-time favorite sandwich!
Well, there you have it–some of my favorite Louisiana dishes!
So, what’s good to eat from your neck of the woods?
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