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Shaped a little like a pirate’s boot, the Bayou State is pressed between Texas and Mississippi along the Gulf of Mexico. More storied than perhaps any other culinary region of the United States, Louisiana is where ancient culinary traditions collided, creating a uniquely American regional cuisine. Creoles and French-Canadian Cajuns adapted their Spanish- and French-inspired food traditions to make use of local ingredients like powdered sassafras leaves (known as filé powder). In a region already known for its cooking, New Orleans stands out as the undisputed food capital of the South, if not the country. New Orleans is the home of such delights as dirty rice, blackened redfish, gumbo, muffuletta sandwiches, bananas foster, king cake, soft-shell crab po'boy sandwiches, and the Crescent City breakfast of beignets and chicory-flavored coffee with steamed milk (cafe au lait).

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Home Town: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, USA
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I love to cook and try new things. I am always coming up with different ways to cook our favorite things or trying new sauces.

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Home Town: Mobile, Alabama, USA
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Slow-Cooker Posole

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2014 by Eddie Watson   view full review
I made this NO salt. I used fresh made enchilada sauce from here and the soup turned out...

Authentic Dried Chile-Pepito Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2014 by Eddie Watson   view full review
Prepared this in a NO salt method. Very good sauce. As mentioned by another review, I used...

Chef John's Easy Apple Pie

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2014 by grampnana   view full review
This was really good. We'd been to an apple orchard in Iowa and had an abundance of Jonathan...

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