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large white casserole dish of shrimp creole garnished with sliced green onions

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp creole is a popular dish in Louisiana made with shrimp, diced tomatoes, vegetables and served over cooked white rice. While attending a food bloggers’ conference in New Orleans many years ago, someone in the audience asked a panelist what the difference was between Cajun and Creole cooking. The panelist’s […]

two bourbon Sazeracs with a tumbler and bottles of spirits in the background

Bourbon Sazerac

The Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. Usually made with rye whiskey, a bourbon Sazerac combines bourbon, absinthe and bitters. It may surprise you that the Hurricane isn’t the official cocktail of New Orleans. It’s the Sazerac. Known known as America’s oldest cocktail, its origins predate the Civil […]

hand garnishing a Ramos gin fizz with a lemon slice

Ramos Gin Fizz

You don’t have to travel to New Orleans to enjoy a Ramos Gin Fizz. This creamy, frothy cocktail from the Big Easy can be made at home — without the 12 minute shake time. A few years ago, Hilton Garden Inn ran a commercial in which actress Judy Greer sits […]

side shot of a hurricane cocktail garnished with a cherry and orange slice, three other glasses in the background

Hurricane Cocktail

The Hurricane cocktail is one of New Orleans most popular signature drinks. Rum, passion fruit juice, lime juice and grenadine give this rose-colored drink a tropical flavor. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. I’m proud to […]

cooked Cajun shrimp laying on a bed of rice garnished with green onions in a blue bowl.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice [Shrimp Delicate]

Cajun shrimp and rice, also known as shrimp delicate, is a savory shrimp dish served with a rich velvety gravy over rice. About a year or so ago, a reader left a nice comment on my post for Crawfish Cornbread with Gravy. He asked if I had ever heard of […]