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 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.
Louisiana Seafood Festivals
Shrimp, oysters, crabs and crawfish. They're not just types of seafood, they are reasons to party.
How to Make Roux
Roux may 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.
Behold the Holy Trinity of Cajun Cooking
These three simple ingredients form the base of most Cajun and Creole dishes.
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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.
Louisiana Carryout - Local Products and Tasty Treats
Carry out a taste of Louisiana from each culinary region - these products make for tasty trip mementos.
Crawfish Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Turn your average macaroni and cheese into a mouth-watering Louisiana inspired dish!
Coffee and Chicory Crème Brûlée
This silky smooth Crème Brûlée recipe is a decadent affair full of Louisiana flavors.
Bacon Gumbo with Louisiana Oysters
Dive into this decadent holiday gumbo from Patois Restaurant.
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Seven Don't Miss Louisiana Food Tours
Taste so many different regional dishes on these foodie tours. Yum!
Top Gumbo Festivals in Louisiana
See what's stirring at these events where hot pots of rich gumbo take center stage.
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.
Traditional King Cake Recipe
Sometimes its best to stick to tradition! Try this traditional King Cake recipe.
Sazerac Cocktail
Enjoy “America’s First Cocktail” – and a shot of Louisiana history – when you sip a legendary Sazerac drink.
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!
Louisiana's Culinary Lingo
The best way to learn Louisiana’s edible lingo is simply to sit down and start eating.
Brandy Milk Punch & Caribbean Milk Punch Cocktails
Brennan's Restaurant offers a classic cocktail that is a rich and creamy way to start, enhance or end your day.
Cajun Burgers "Seasoned and Sauced" Recipe
Spicy, juicy and perfectly grilled Cajun burgers will make your mouth water!
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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Creole Filé Gumbo Recipe
Enjoy this delicious Creole gumbo made with filé powder.
Experience Louisiana's Culinary Trails
Pack up and head out for a tasty Louisiana road trip.
Louisiana's Famous Desserts
Sink a sweet tooth into these classic desserts straight from the Bayou State.
Air Fryer Hot Chicken Sandwich
Louisiana Fish Fry is making fried chicken even tastier!
The Original Ya-Ka-Mein - Ms. Linda's Recipe
It has a funny name, a mysterious past and you won’t find it at most restaurants. That’s what makes this legendary soup so sought-after on the streets of New Orleans.
Creole Crab Dip Recipe
This rich and creamy crab dip recipe is the perfect appetizer.
Southern Fried Okra Recipe
Fried okra? Yes, please!
Reinventing the King Cake
Try this caramelized twist on the traditional king cake!
Mirliton and Shrimp Soup
Whether you call it a Mirliton or a Chayote, this classic Louisiana soup is sure to #FeedYourSoul.
Classic French Onion Soup Recipe from Café Degas
This hearty and warming French Onion Soup is a winter favorite in New Orleans.
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.
Absinthe Oysters Recipe from Commander's Palace
Bring this decadent New Orleans recipe to your table.
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.
Pimm's Cup Cocktail Recipe
When temperatures rise in Louisiana, this bubbly blend of gin, lemonade and 7-Up provides a perfect way to cool down.
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.
Following Emeril's New Orleans Journey
Dine at the destinations that made this celebrity chef famous.
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Louisiana Crawfish Étouffée Recipe
Popular around the state, étouffée literally means "smothered." This rich Creole dish can be prepared with crawfish or shrimp and is served over rice.
Louisiana's Cooking Schools
These Louisiana cooking schools can transform your recipe repertoire.
Red Beans and Rice Recipe
This traditional New Orleans dish is still a Monday staple in Louisiana homes.
Louisiana Barbecued Shrimp Recipe
This Pot O' BBQ Shrimp recipe will leave everyone delightfully happy! Its finger-licking good!
Vieux Carré Cocktail Recipe
Take a spin around The Carousel Bar to enjoy this classic New Orleans cocktail named after the French Quarter.
Holiday Louisiana Oyster Dressing
This decadent and easy-to-make recipe is a perfect accompaniment for holiday dishes.
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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.
Dinner and a Movie - Louisiana Style
Create a Louisiana date night at home! Just pair a Louisiana-made film with a Louisiana dish.
Crawfish Bread Recipe
Bring the flavors of Louisiana to your table with crawfish bread!
Creole King Cake Ice Cream Recipe
Just in time for Mardi Gras, try this recipe for King Cake Ice Cream.
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
This Louisiana staple dish will make your tastebuds realize the real meaning of comfort food.
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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.
Brigsten's Oysters Bienville Recipe
Discover this historic and delicious recipe for Louisiana oysters.
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.
Culinary Q&A: Dickie Brennan
Three questions with Dickie Brennan, of New Orleans’ legendary restaurant family.
Ultimate List of Louisiana Products to Serve with Holiday Meals
Prepare your holiday meals in style with these locally-made Louisiana products.
French 75 Cocktail Recipe
This powerful blend of spirits and flavors is so potent that its very name came from artillery used during World War I.
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.
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
Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe
A bright green blend of chocolate, cream and mint, this winning cocktail is served with an equally colorful history.
Bananas Foster Recipe
The original Bananas Foster was created at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans in 1951.
Roast Beef Po’ Boy with Debris
Make sure you have plenty of napkins ready for this classic po' boy!
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.
Louisiana Seafood Boil Recipe
It's always a party in Louisiana — host your own seafood boil to bring a taste of Louisiana to you!
Boudin King Cake
No such thing as too much King Cake—this savory style is sure to please a crowd!
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.
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.
Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta Recipe
This light and lovely bruschetta recipe highlights Louisiana's beautiful produce.

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