Culture of Food
We just ate and danced our way through New Orleans and loved every second. Although we ate more than usual, we still did not get to try everything, the amount of classically cultural food in this town is over the top! Cajun, creole, soul food... Above is one of our favorite brunch spots, The Ruby Slipper. Fried chicken in pork tasso sauce, candied bacon, bbq shrimp, braised pork and poached eggs all over buttermilk biscuits.
Loads of warm water oysters. These were good shots of vitality after late nights of dancing.
Black eyed peas and gravy with a side of collard greens.
My favorite meal; etouffee and gumbo at Coop's Place
A fancier fare: Pork tasso stuffed shrimp over okra and hot pepper jelly.
We didn't indulge in beneighs this time, but I had an awesome homemade chocolate ice cream. And of course a few late night hot dogs at Dat Dog, fried green tomatoes and chicory coffee.
We just got in last night, so I am a little over stuffed and over tired still but I think this is what will be this week's bounty:
lettuce, pac choi, broccoli, radish, hot peppers, onion, garlic, radish, tomato, delicata squash, pumpkin.....