Southern Living Knows Food
I know I tend to talk about food often on this blog but I just can't resist. It's one of our best assets. Anyone who has visited Louisiana can attest to wanting to come back and taste it all over again. Southern Living is an expert on the South’s best offerings and they are right on, nominating not one, but two of Louisiana’s cities in its South’s Tastiest Town Awards. Both Lafayette and New Orleans got the nod from Southern Living and you can cast your vote for your favorite at SouthernLiving.com until Jan. 31.
So why did Southern Living pick these two cities? Well, I think I have an idea.
Lafayette and the surrounding Acadiana region is the Cajun food capital. Everywhere you turn there is a rustic, comforting dish waiting for you in a cast iron pot—jambalaya, sauce piquant, gumbo, corn macque choux, boiled crawfish—all with a side of Cajun and Zydeco music.
New Orleans is home to Creole cuisine, a style of food influenced by the history of the state—French, Spanish, African, Italian, German and Native American. It’s still comfort food but with a sophisticated twist. From beignets to eggs Benedict and muffulettas to red beans and rice, there is something to satisfy every palate. And don’t forget to wash it all down with some jazz!
New Orleans and Lafayette have food influenced by the history of our great state, and you can’t find this genuine cuisine anywhere else in the world.
Which is better? I can’t choose; I am voting for both.
I hope you will plan your trip to one of these great foodie cities soon to enjoy the many flavors of Louisiana. While you’re planning your trip, visit SouthernLiving.com and vote for New Orleans or Lafayette as The South’s Tastiest Town.