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Guide to New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) Cuisine
from Fine Dining Lovers

Nola Cuisine Explained

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The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The river stretches from near Simmesport in the north through parts of eight parishes to the Morgan City area in the south.

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The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Swamp, is the largest swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The Atchafalaya is unique among Louisiana basins because it has a growing delta system with nearly stable wetlands.

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Lake Ponchatrain is the second-largest inland saltwater body of water in the United States, after the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and the largest lake in Louisiana. As an estuary, Pontchartrain is not a true lake. (Pictured: the Ponchatrain Causeway)

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Lake Pontchartrain with New Orleans to the south and the place we stayed at was nice but was flooded out from Katrina few years earlier and it stunk! Flooded stinch never goes away and their had to be a mold problem. 2nd story we were on was flooded. Yikes!

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