From elegant French Style cuisine to the peasant food of the gumbo  parlors,(crab, shrimp, and Okra stew), and the beignets, New Orleans tells its story by cooking.
Local  ingredients prepared in cultural mix unlike any other.
Spanish, French, Canadian, Island and African; they all  come together in New Orleans to elevate peasant food to cuisine.
New Orleans Signature Foods
the Beignet (left), The official State donut of Louisiana.  It is fried dough covered with powered sugar.  Served at the 1862 Café  du Monde, open twenty four hours, in the French Market district.
The Café du Monde is also famous for serving its beignets along with coffee mixed with chicory.  They also serve Café au lait , a chicory coffee served with steamed milk.
Chicory, the roasted roots of the Chicory plant,  was normally used to make up for a shortage of coffee but found to enhance the taste and has become part of the tradition.
Food  comes to mind when you visit New Orleans.   The feeling of a relaxed party in a town happy with itself  shines through in the cooking
The
Beignet is one of the French influenced signature foods
New Orleans Food, Beignet,Chicory Coffee, and Okra Stew
One of the finest restaurants in the city, Chef Susan Spicer's Bayona on Dauphine Street serves a Provence-style salmon that can not be equaled.
Traditional breakfast in the French Market includes eggs, home fries, sausage, grits, and biscuit with Chicory coffee.
Bayona Restaurant in the French Quarter might be the one to beat with tons of ambiance, outdoor and indoor dining, a limited menu,
New Orleans Food
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Crab cakes and crayfish at a New Orleans Micro brew
Café au lait , a chicory coffee served with steamed milk.
Tables set for Jazz Brunch, Court Of Two Sisters Restaurant,
Royal Street,
French Quarter
New Orleans Food ranges from elegant French Style cuisine to the peasant food of the gumbo  parlors.
Crab, Shrimp, and Okra Stew are a few of the favorites and the beignets and chicory coffee help tell the New Orleans story of cooking.
New Orleans Food ranges from elegant French Style and Okra Stew.    Beignets and chicory coffee  are symbols of New Orleans cooking.
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