Louisiana Cuisine

By: Anna Beck and Ashley Ochoa

Creole Cuisine Influence

Creole Cuisine influences:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • West African
  • Amerindian
  • Caribbean
  • German
  • Italian
  • Irish

Cajun Cuisine influences

  • French
  • Leans toward the rustic and rural
  • Wild game, pork, beef, and fresh sausages
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Fish and Seafood dishes

  • Shrimp, crab, and crayfish boils are a Louisiana Cajun tradition
  • Can be found in Louisiana and the gulf south
  • The Breaux bridge crayfish festival in Louisiana has been named one of the top ten food events by USA today

Desserts

  • Creme Brulee is a quintessential french desert
  • Has been adopted and raised by New Orleans arms.
  • There are plentiful pecan trees in Louisiana, Pecan Pie is very common.

New Orleans Restaurants


  • Popeyes Kitchen: home-style fast food, fried chicken, potatoes, etc.
  • GW Fins: #1 of 1,558 restaurants in New Orleans. French and Seafood.
  • Whataburger: fast food, popular in New Orleans. Famous for Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, Patty Melt and their Spicy Ketchup.

Louisiana

  • Population : 4.6 Million
  • Capital : Baton Rouge
  • Tourist Attractions : French Quarter, Mardi Gras
  • Geography : On the Gulf of Mexico
  • History : Became a state in April 30th, 1812.
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