Just as Louisiana's colorful history shaped our culture, it also has defined our food. To partake of Louisiana's cuisine is taste a bit of every influence that has touched this land during many centuries. Today you can sample it in a French bouillabaisse, perhaps seasoned with cayenne pepper from the Cajuns. Try our okra, from African-Americans; sausages from the Germans; rice from the Senegalese; and maybe a dash of the Native Americans' filé powder. Stir it all up in a Creole black cast iron pot and you've got gumbo, one of Louisiana's most famous dishes. But there's so much more! Sample Louisiana's fabulous, original cuisine in restaurants diners and kitchens from north to south, east to west. Food isn't just something we think about when we get hungry – our cuisine is huge part of our identity!