Creole Crescent

In New Orleans, every meal is like one for the history books.  From high-end eateries by critically acclaimed chefs to smaller off-the-radar spots with the world's best something, NOLA has a flavor for every palette. From Sazeracs to soul food, our new restaurants are charming locals and inspiring new visitors every day, so join us for your culinary adventure.

Taste of the Creole Crescent Trail

How to Make Seafood Gumbo
When you think of Louisiana's Cajun and Creole cuisine, gumbo is one of the first dishes that comes to mind. Learn to make this iconic Louisiana seafood gumbo recipe featuring Louisiana blue crabs and shrimp.
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Louisiana's Famous Desserts
Sink a sweet tooth into these classic desserts straight from the Bayou State.
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Crawfish Bread Recipe
Bring the flavors of Louisiana to your table with crawfish bread!
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Seven Don't Miss Louisiana Food Tours
A selection of region-specific itineraries for food lovers on the go
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Top 5 Louisiana Products to Serve with Holiday Meals
Prepare your holiday meals in style with these locally-made Louisiana products.
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Louisiana Carryout - Local Products and Tasty Treats
Carry out a taste of Louisiana from each culinary region - these products make for tasty trip mementos.
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Louisiana Culinary Dictionary
The Bayou State’s flair for the exotic extends to its tongue-twisting menu of local dishes. Brush up on your Louisiana vocabulary with these ten culinary terms.
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Crawfish Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Turn your average macaroni and cheese into a mouth-watering Louisiana inspired dish!
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Don't Miss Dishes - Creole Crescent Trail
Looking for recommendations of what to eat on the Creole Crescent trail? Here are some New Orleans area dishes that you definitely won't want to miss.
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Louisiana Food Lovers' Bucket List
This is just a small sampling of the many iconic foods you'll have to try as you explore all five regions of Louisiana.
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Looking for Crawfish? There's an App for That - Culinary Apps
These apps tell you where to get fresh Louisiana crawfish, join a local crawfish boil or find a restaurant crawl.
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Shrimp and Grits Recipe from Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery New Orleans
Representing New Orleans in Food Network's Top Chef, Devillier shares this tasty shrimp and grits recipe.
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Louisiana's Cooking Schools
These Louisiana cooking schools can transform your recipe repertoire.
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Holiday Louisiana Oyster Dressing
This decadent and easy-to-make recipe is a perfect accompaniment for holiday dishes.
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Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Remoulade by Donald Link
Crab Cakes recipe courtesy of Chef Donald Link, exerted from ‘Real Cajun – Rustic Home Cooking' from Donald Link’s Louisiana
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Louisiana Crawfish Étouffée Recipe
Popular around the state, etouffee literally means "smothered." This rich Creole dish can be prepared with crawfish or shrimp and is served over rice.
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Red Beans and Rice Recipe
This traditional New Orleans dish is still a Monday staple in Louisiana homes.
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Southern Fried Okra Recipe
Fried okra? Yes, please!
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Galatoire's Oysters Rockefeller Recipe
Oysters Rockefeller is a classic New Orleans dish that offers a rich sauce baked over fresh oysters.
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Restaurant and Foodie Experiences in New Orleans
Believe the hype: New Orleans’ reputation for being one of America’s top food cities is well-deserved and stronger than ever.
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Bananas Foster Recipe
The original Bananas Foster was created at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans in 1951.
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Louisiana Culinary Vacation
A three day culinary road trip spanning 300 miles around southern Louisiana on a journey spanning three centuries.
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Experience Louisiana's Culinary Trails
Pack up and head out for a tasty Louisiana road trip.
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Creole King Cake Ice Cream Recipe
Just in time for Mardi Gras, try this recipe for King Cake Ice Cream.
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Traditional King Cake Recipe
Sometimes its best to stick to tradition! Try this traditional King Cake recipe.
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Brigsten's Oysters Bienville Recipe
Discover this historic and delicious recipe for Louisiana oysters.
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Louisiana's Culinary Hall of Fame
Get the guide to Louisiana's most famous dishes and where you can eat them!
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Louisiana Seafood Boil Recipe
It's always a party in Louisiana — host your own seafood boil to bring a taste of Louisiana to you!
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A Louisiana Take on Middle Eastern Cuisine
Middle Eastern immigrants have been settling into Louisiana for over a century, and with them came their famous cuisine.
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Bacon Gumbo with Louisiana Oysters
Dive into this decadent holiday gumbo from Patois Restaurant.
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A Few of the Best Known Chefs of Louisiana
Discover these chefs that will make your mouth water while you devour their award-winning Louisiana dishes.
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Louisiana's Culinary Lingo
The best way to learn Louisiana’s edible lingo is simply to sit down and start eating.
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Creole Crab Dip Recipe
This rich and creamy crab dip recipe is the perfect appetizer.
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Gumbo Festivals in Louisiana
See what's stirring at these events where hot pots of rich gumbo take center stage.
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Louisiana Seafood Festivals
Shrimp, oysters, crabs and crawfish. They're not just types of seafood, they are reasons to party.
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Louisiana Barbecued Shrimp Recipe
This Pot O' BBQ Shrimp recipe will leave everyone delightfully happy! Its finger-licking good!
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Poppy Tooker's Seafood Gumbo Recipe
Chef Poppy Tooker, New Orleans native and resident expert on all things cooking in Louisiana kitchens, shares her famous gumbo recipe.
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Absinthe Oysters Recipe from Commander's Palace
Bring this decadent New Orleans recipe to your table.
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Lisa White's King Cake Recipe
Try this caramelized twist on the traditional king cake!
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The Inside Scoop on Louisiana Gumbo
Fall’s arrival means it’s gumbo weather! Here’s what you need to know about the state’s favorite soup.
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Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
This Louisiana staple dish will make your tastebuds realize the real meaning of comfort food.
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Creole Filé Gumbo Recipe
Enjoy this delicious Creole gumbo made with filé powder.
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Classic French Onion Soup Recipe from Café Degas
This hearty and warming French Onion Soup is a winter favorite in New Orleans.
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How to Make Roux
Roux made sound fancy but it's simple to make. Discover the different types of roux, how to cook a roux and watch the step by step instructional video.
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Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta Recipe
This light and lovely bruschetta recipe highlights Louisiana's beautiful produce.
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Eat Fresh In Louisiana – Follow Our Culinary Trails
The Louisiana Culinary Trails can guide you to some of the best food your taste buds will ever experience.
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25 Louisiana Travel Ideas for Food Lovers
Louisiana’s landscape and history create a culinary tradition unlike any place else - and that makes it the perfect vacation getaway for anyone who loves to eat!
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Alton Brown's Love Affair with Louisiana Cooking
Alton Brown definitely knows his way around the kitchen and he gives us his expert opinion on what makes Louisiana cuisine so special.
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Culinary Q&A: Dickie Brennan
Three questions with Dickie Brennan, of New Orleans’ legendary restaurant family.
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Following Emeril's New Orleans Journey
Dine at the destinations that made this celebrity chef famous.

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