Louisiana is a gorgeous mixture of Southern culture that mixed through and arrived via New Orleans’ lively port that presents a southern culture that is a mosaic of their own in regards to fun traditions, language, music and food that you will not find elsewhere. Life in Louisiana is a celebration other states do not share.
Cuisine and culture in Louisiana
When you land in Louisiana you know you are in for a culinary adventure and one of the first you need to taste is Louisiana pie. For centuries the Louisiana people had a strong food culture with a rich mixture of heritage. In the French quarter you sample Oysters Rockefeller, in Natchitoches savour the savoury pies and in Lafayette you much down pork boudin.
Culture is a mixture when visiting the Sci-port museum, Shaw Centre for Performing Art or New Orleans Museum of Art and spoil yourself with servings of boiled crawfish, jambalaya and gumbo in-between. In New Orleans they added a Southern Food and Beverage Museum that is an absolute revelation and must-see especially after recently adding a restaurant as well as exhibits that represent 17 southern states in the US and a children’s gallery too.
The Joy Theatre is another key place to visit for more on this state’s culture and history. Excellent Food trails that showcase the importance of the food culture in Louisiana is the Sugar Trail or known as San Bernado Scenic Byway that includes stops at Docile Farm and the Domino Sugar Refinery. The other famous culinary tour is the Jefferson Parish Oyster Trail where you visit a selection of restaurants where you will enjoy various oyster dishes including oyster sculptures at places like Short Stop Pro Boys and Andrea’s Restaurant.
The Louisiana heritage and history is visible at the New Orleans museum of art and an excellent opportunity when you want to travel back in history include the Destrehan Plantation, Preservation Hall an Vermilion Ville to name a few.