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What foodstuffs should I buy to bring home?

metaphora | Jan 6, 201010:47 AM

Hi all:

I'll be visiting New Orleans this weekend, staying in the French Quarter (no car, but willing to cab and hoof it anywhere) from Thurs-Mon. We already have a long list of restaurants to try after reading the posts here. However, are there any supplies/ingredients that I should be shopping for when I'm in town?

Right now the only thing I can think of are pralines, file powder and maybe some local junior league type cookbooks. Bread for po boys probably won't freeze well, right? But other than that, I'm kind of lost. Any ideas?

A little bit of backstory: My bf's family is originally from the Louisiana area, but he claims they aren't very good cooks. It's fallen to me to learn how to make the standards since we live in Los Angeles. I don't know if his family is more cajun or creole, but I'm planning on learning how to cook both styles.

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