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10 Quintessential New Orleans Dishes

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New Orleans isn't all about hearty and savory dishes; quick sweet treats have their place there, too. French settlers toted the praline recipe to the city, where local chefs updated it—swapping pecans for almonds and using cream to thicken the candy's consistency. The end result is a fudge-like texture with a nutty flavor that you can't get enough of.

Essential New Orleans Ingredients