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New Orleans is a historic city, which means its food (and drink) is rich with history and tradition: classic cocktails, chicory coffee and beignets, Cajun and Creole gumbo and jambalaya, muffulettas and po' boys—but it offers plenty of new surprises too. Discover why The Big Easy's flavors are so easy to love.

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It's Crazy How Fast These Frozen Desserts Caught On 02:37

It's Crazy How Fast These Frozen Desserts Caught On

by Amy Sowder | It was always ice cream's destiny to end up universally beloved, but ever wondered where...

Five Gay Restaurants to Check Out in June (Pride Month)

Five Gay Restaurants to Check Out in June (Pride Month)

by David Watsky | June 1st marks the start of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and this year we celebrate an extra special edition. It's been 50 years since the iconic protests at...

She Fed a Movement: 'Queen of Creole' Leah Chase Dies at 96

She Fed a Movement: 'Queen of Creole' Leah Chase Dies at 96

by David Watsky | The queen of Creole cooking, Leah Chase has died at the age of 96. With her infectious smile and staunch commitment to civil rights, Chase became an...

The Best Food Secrets at Summer's Most Popular Music Festivals

The Best Food Secrets at Summer's Most Popular Music Festivals

by David Watsky | Music festival food has come a long way since the first few, like 1967’s Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain where the only thing anyone ate was LSD dropped...

Hungry for Something New? The 10 Best New Restaurants in America

Hungry for Something New? The 10 Best New Restaurants in America

by David Watsky | Tired of the same ol' same ol'? You're in luck. Food & Wine just announced its 2019 list of Best New Restaurants and chances are, at least one of...

Make Cajun Seasoning the Star of Your Mardi Gras Dinner 02:38

Make Cajun Seasoning the Star of Your Mardi Gras Dinner

by Vanessa Simmons | Call it Creole or Cajun, the sort of spicy seasoning blend typical of so many New Orleans dishes is perfect for jazzing up your meals, especially on...

11 Mardi Gras Drinks to Get the Good Times Rolling 02:38

11 Mardi Gras Drinks to Get the Good Times Rolling

by Jen Wheeler | Mardi Gras is basically one big party, and what's a party without drinks? To properly...

What Is the Difference Between Gumbo and Jambalaya? 02:38

What Is the Difference Between Gumbo and Jambalaya?

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | They’re both flavorful and hearty dishes associated with New Orleans, but what is the difference between gumbo and jambalaya? Gumbo Gumbo is a Creole...

Forget Bourbon Street: The Real Party During New Orleans Mardi Gras Is on Frenchmen Street 02:38

Forget Bourbon Street: The Real Party During New Orleans Mardi Gras Is on Frenchmen Street

by Pamela Vachon | If you look at a map of The Crescent City, you will find a number of streets that proceed in an east-west fashion, only to make a sudden left turn away...

Oh, the Many Ways We Love Étouffée 03:04

Oh, the Many Ways We Love Étouffée

by Amy Sowder | Literally translated, étouffée means to smother or suffocate. That might sound scary in a murder-by-pillow or mother-in-law-with-no-boundaries kinda...

17 Mardi Gras Recipes for Fat Tuesday 02:38

17 Mardi Gras Recipes for Fat Tuesday

by Susannah Chen | These Mardi Gras recipes are just the thing to celebrate Fat Tuesday in style. Historically, Mardi Gras (which is the same thing as Fat Tuesday) is...

Party With These Three Cocktails on Mardi Gras

Party With These Three Cocktails on Mardi Gras

No matter how you celebrate Fat Tuesday, we have a cocktail for you. Nothing says parade, like the Mardi Gras. When it's time to go wild, go for the...

What Is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival? 02:38

What Is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

by Emily Payne and Jen Wheeler | There's one obvious answer to the question, What is the difference between Mardi Gras and Carnival? and that's where they're celebrated. Mardi Gras...

She's New Orleans’ Biggest Praline Producer and You Don't Know Her Name

She's New Orleans' Biggest Praline Producer and You Don't Know Her Name

by Oni Birden | It is without a doubt that Louisiana is one of America’s truest treasures. The creation and influence of jazz and bounce music has influenced American...

What Is the Difference Between Beignets and Zeppoles? 01:44

What Is the Difference Between Beignets and Zeppoles?

by Danielle Valente | Mardi Gras in New Orleans is an experience, but no trip to NOLA can compete with the city’s finest attraction: its beignets. Put the beads away because...

11 Ways to Get Your Bananas Foster on for Mardi Gras 02:38

11 Ways to Get Your Bananas Foster on for Mardi Gras

by Colleen Rush | It's Carnival season in New Orleans: a period of celebration, indulgence, and debauchery leading up to the big throwdown—Mardi Gras—all in preparation...

New Orleans On a Roll: The City's Classic Sandwiches 03:04

New Orleans On a Roll: The City's Classic Sandwiches

by Jen Wheeler | Any of these overstuffed specimens would be perfect for Fat Tuesday, or any other day of the year. New Orleans is, among...

How to Throw a Mardi Gras Party 02:38

How to Throw a Mardi Gras Party

by Pamela Vachon | All hail Rex, or Bacchus, or whatever scheduling entity has placed Mardi Gras as late as March 5 this year, just when we are starting to recover from...

The Big Easy: 11 Effortless Mardi Gras Recipes with Classic New Orleans Flavor 02:38

The Big Easy: 11 Effortless Mardi Gras Recipes with Classic New Orleans Flavor

by Jen Wheeler | Mardi Gras celebrations happen for a span of several days, but it technically falls on Tuesday (Fat Tuesday, to be exact), which means making classic...

How Bread Pudding Became a New Orleans Specialty 02:38

How Bread Pudding Became a New Orleans Specialty

by Caryn Ganeles | Food historian Susan Tucker included bread pudding as one of the definitive New Orleans foods in her book “New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes...

A Case Study in Cocktails: New Orleans Is Home to Some of the Longest-Standing Classics

A Case Study in Cocktails: New Orleans Is Home to Some of the Longest-Standing Classics

by Pamela Vachon | New Orleans might not lay direct claim to being the birthplace of the cocktail; the credit is a contested one involving matters of semantics and publication...

New Orleans' Food Scene Is Rich with Surprising History

New Orleans' Food Scene Is Rich with Surprising History

by Karen Resta | New Orleans turned 300 last year, and the storied city that didn’t take Hurricane Katrina sitting down is not only back but better than ever. The Big...

The History of King Cake for Mardi Gras 02:38

The History of King Cake for Mardi Gras

by Pamela Vachon | The intersection between the secular and the religious is a fair starting block for any exploration of beloved holiday traditions, and the Mardi Gras...

This Mardi Gras, Make Classy Jelly Shots Based on Classic New Orleans Cocktails 02:38

This Mardi Gras, Make Classy Jelly Shots Based on Classic New Orleans Cocktails

by Amy Wisniewski and Christine Gallary | In honor of Mardi Gras, Chowhound turned three classic New Orleans cocktails into elegant jelly shots—which is generally the non-branded term used to...

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