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What Is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

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 is synonymous with New Orleans, and Carnival is mostly...

Cajun Stuffed Pistolettes

by Becky 18 years ago

Where can I find Cajun stuffed pistolettes - the kind with crawfish or shrimp and cheese, etc.? Also, does anyone know where or when they originated? Thanks.

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar coming to Yonkers...

by gutreactions 4 months ago

It's a growing chain with units up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Hook & Reel is coming to Central Park Ave., Yonkers. Their gimmick is a menu which allows you to select your favorite meat, seafood...

VooDoo Love | SOMA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

On the corner of the block where I get my car serviced, Voodoo Love opened last month serving up New Orleans Creole dishes. Having enjoyed the food and drink offerings of the previous occupant of t...

Viet-Cajun food in Gulfport Biloxi area?

by beth_mclennan 9 months ago

I'm going to be there next week on a work trip and would like to find a place serving this cuisine. Anyone have a recommendation?

New Orleans style gumbo?

by Yankee00 11 months ago

I realize that everyone has their own flavors and tastes, but I had Gumbo in New Orleans multiple years ago and it was the best I have had. I recall it having a brown base and full of flavor. Mos...

What's your favorite Paul Prudhomme recipe, and why?

by Spencer 14 years ago

What's your favorite Paul Proudomme recipe, and why? Was thumbing through some of his books and was just curious about your thoughts. I was a big fan of his tv cooking shows as a teen and had the...

Fat Tuesday

by 3MTA3 1 year ago

Any store that carries a descent andouille/tasso products for a Gumbo?

Big Muffaletta at The Bayou, Mt. Vernon...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

I just had to have it, or at least share one. Got a craving for the big round New Orleans style Muffaletta sandwich served at The Bayou on Gramatan Ave. in Mount Vernon. It was loaded with Italian ...

Looking for andouille sausage

by walkie74 1 year ago

Hey folks! I want to make a gumbo, but I'd like to use andouille sausage as opposed to a substitute. Where can I find it in the Bay Area?

Feb 9, Mardi Gras Dinner & Dance, Sonoma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Saturday, Feb 9, 6pm to 10pm $45 per person 6:00 PM Complimentary Champagne & BBQ Oyster Reception* Featuring the Lunny Family Drakes Bay Oysters & Appetizers by Aunt Momo’s 7:00 PM Fou...

Toutant, Buffalo - Hit and miss, southern grass root/Cajun/Creole soul food dinner

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

After a delightful luncheon experience at the award winning ' Pearl Morissette ', we found ourselves in close proximity to the US border and with over half a day of free time to spare. Decisions we...

Cajun dirty rice dressing?

by rawright 1 year ago

I've been getting into creole spices lately which led me to trying my hand at making a big batch of dirty rice. The dressing recipe I used is below, but I also added some personalization to the rec...

Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey at KFC?

The Librarian
by The Librarian 11 years ago

Has anyone tried it? I saw a sign for it at my local KFC/Taco Bell as a Thanksgiving special. It's $49.99 for a 10 - 12 lb. turkey, and it has to be pre-ordered. I've never had deep-fried turkey, b...

Jamaican callaloo

by whiskygirl 1 year ago

I went to Jamaica twice last year and I tried this dish callaloo, OMG fell in love with it. I have searched high and low to try to find the amaranth leaves, no one carries it in Lafayette, LA. Is t...

Roux Dat | Capitola (Santa Cruz County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Recently my brother and I stumbled onto Roux Dat, a casual and inexpensive Cajun/Creole spot near Trader Joe's in Capitola. It stays open through the afternoon (daily 11:30a to 8p), making it a goo...

GUMBO – Home Cooking Dish of the Month, March 2017

by masha 3 years ago

Welcome to the reporting thread for our March Dish of the Month. This month we will be cooking Gumbo. To learn how we selected this dish, go to the voting and nominations threads, linked here...

New Orleans Old School cajun/creole

by duck001 2 years ago

Looking for an old school cajun/creole restaurant for first time visit for two teenage girls. We are going to be taking them over to Cafe Du Monde, but are also looking for a classic NO restaurant...

Creole/Cajun Ingredients

by Sukaneya 2 years ago

I am looking for some specific Cajun ingredients in an effort to make authentic gumbo. I am having trouble finding them in Toronto. Online searches keep taking me to American sites and stores. Does...

Where is the "real" cajun/Creole in LA county?

by ivankrueger 11 years ago

Not a NO native, but a huge fan. Just went and miss the food terribly. I've scoured this town up and down, and always find myself disappointed. Here's where I think it's lacking: 1) Gumbo Pot...