21 Things You Absolutely Must Eat When You're in New Orleans
There's really nowhere else in the world like New Orleans, where the street musicians are better than professionals and every cocktail comes with a to-go cup. But what really makes New Orleans special is the food--from old-fashioned Creole favorites like gumbo and jambalaya to some of the country's best ethnic eats. It wasn't easy to narrow down our favorites--we could pretty much set up shop here and eat for the rest of the year--but we took one for the team.
Only a week left in our countdown! Recipe #8: Emeril's Classic Seafood Gumbo -- Some form of gumbo is always on the menu at Emeril's Restaurant. This classic seafood version, which is chock-full of shrimp, fish, and oysters swimming in a broth richly flavored with gumbo crabs, is always a hit. #Emerils25
Creole Gumbo | Created by Leah Chase of Dooky Chase's Restaurant If live crabs aren't available, substitute 4 ounces of fresh crabmeat. For filé powder, visit CajunGrocer.com. | Created by: Leah Chase of Dooky Chase's Restaurant | From: oprah.com
"THE QUEEN OF CREOLE CUISINE" master and celebrity Chef Leah Chase, Owner of Dooky Chase Creole Restaurant in New Orleans. | What was initially a sandwich shop and lottery ticket outlet in 1939 blossomed into a thriving bar and later a respected family restaurant in Treme. Founded by Emily and Dooky Chase, Sr., Dooky Chase’s Restaurant soon became the meeting place for music and entertainment, civil rights, and culture in New Orleans.