Louisiana's Culinary Trails
Louisiana's Culinary Trails

 Not long ago, there was a scientific study that ranked Louisiana as the nation’s happiest state.

Many reasons likely led to this distinction, but we’re pretty sure their incredible Louisiana cuisine played a role. Bite into a beignet and see if a smile doesn’t break out.

They don’t just eat and drink, they plan their lives around the culinary seasons. Just days after the New Year, Mardi Gras season ushers in the arrival of king cakes, followed by months of crawfish boils in the spring, slurping snoballs and cracking crabs in the summer, with football tailgating in the fall and warm gumbo as the weather turns cold.

Creole Crescent
Come taste why New Orleans is lauded for some of the most inventive and delicious food in America. Discover the Banana Fosters and the French Beignets of New-Orleans. When you think of Louisiana's Cajun and Creole cuisine, gumbo is one of the first dishes that comes to mind. Don't forget to try this iconic dish.

Capital Cravings
Baton Rouge rallies local fare with worldwide flair

Bayou Bounty
Bell pepper. Celery. Onion. Alone, they may be nothing extraordinary, but blended together, they explode into a trifecta of tasty flavors that form the base of nearly all Cajun and Creole cooking in Louisiana. They call them the Holy Trinity. Make room for a spicy adventure and visit the Tabasco factory, a spicy product typically local. Crawfish, boudin, bread pudding - Acadiana strive to preserve the Cajun heritage, which includes knowing how to have a good time.

Seafood Sensation
The bounty of Southwest Louisiana’s coasts and wetlands makes this the ultimate road trip for seafood lovers. The southwest corner of Louisiana, sometimes called the "Outback," beckons sportsmen. There’s great fishing, oystering, shrimping and crabbing and the bounty from the waters, of course, finds its way onto the menus of many local restaurants.

Prairie Home Cooking
A scenic byway of vintage towns packed with homestyle cooking and dance halls.

Red River Riches
Clear your calendar for an epicurean journey and sample a global menu. Learn how to make authentic Louisiana Pecan Pralines, the Natchitoches meat pie...

Delta Delights
Grab a map and head for the hills for a feast of southern delights staples. Cornbread and down-home vegetables are served alongside Louisiana favorites, including terrific catfish and crawfish. Learn how to make chargrilled oysters…

The ’re waiting for us with open arms and aprons on, so grab a cold drink and enjoy your culinary adventure.


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 The ’re waiting for us with open arms and aprons on, so grab a cold drink and enjoy your culinary adventure.

For more information, browse the Louisiana Travel website.


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