Nov 05

Daily Pics: New Orleans Culinary Experience

by in America, US Road Trip 2014

Food can tell you so much about a place, a culture, an history, a moment in time. Which is why one of my favorite ways to experience a new city is to do a food tour and what better place than the melting pot of New Orleans. We learned about Creole and Cajun food, and what differentiates them – sauces, alcohol and tomato – all pointers to the higher brow Creole cooking. We heard stories of how the different settlers of New Orleans and Louisiana – French, Germans, Italians, African, Irish and more – all brought something to the table, adding their own favors to the mix. We saw bread pudding with hard sauce being made, along with gumbo, jambalaya and sweetest of the sweet pecan pralines. New Orleans has been a feast for the senses.

 

Baby with dog toy

Special delivery all the way from England for Baby Boy O. It talks with an English accent too

 

Sign for rubys slipper

Breakfast nawlins style with eggs on cochon and biscuits

 

Grandpa pushing stroller

Exploring on foot

 

Beer sign

Q&A session

 

French quarter street

French quarter sightseeing 

 

Baby biting on hot sauce bottle

Looking to spice things up

 

Sitting at the table at New Orleans cooking school

Getting ready at the New Orleans cooking school

 

Hot biscuits

Biscuit starter with sweet molasses

 

Baby eating biscuits

Everyone got in on the action

 

Cooking school demonstration

Watching Michael bring it all come together – gumbo, jambalaya, bread pudding and pralines

 

Spoons of roux

Different shades of roux

 

Baby with plastic cups on his hands

Keeping himself entertained…for almost three hours 

 

Pecan pralines

Delectable sweet buttery pecan pralines

 

Bluegrass buskers

Buskers on Royal St

 

Not haunted sign

Good to know it doesn’t come with any added extras

 

Red wall of photos

Next part of the foodie tour in the hallowed dining rooms of Antoine’s

 

Green dining room

Each Krewe with its Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras

 

Sandy with shrimp Remoulade

Sandy taking us to try Remoulade shrimp, the German side of New Orleans

 

Fine dining room

Fine dining in the back room

 

Mardi Gras ball gowns

Party gal Germaine’s Mardi Gras ball gowns

 

Grandstand at Antoine's

Grandstanding

 

St. Louis cathedral

Strolling by St Louis Cathedral listening to the jazz

 

Baby asleep in stroller

Someone held up very well, having been out all day

 

Tujacques bar

Last stop for beef brisket

 

Pouring grasshopper cocktails

And world famous grasshopper cocktails (yuck!) 

 

Dad and baby in over 18 bar

Little rebel

 

Baby with grandparents in pub

Having a good hard look

 

Arm in the mouth of an alligator

We’ve taken a bite out of New Orleans, now New Orleans is taking a bite out of me!

 

Baby looking in the mouth of an alligator

Where’s my mummy?

 

Yesterday’s post: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Tomorrow’s post: Snap Happy in the French Quater

 

 

 

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