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New Orleans Cuisine: Cajun vs. Creole Food

CAJUN S CREOLE Jus fatimet bue smiler csisimes simlar istinct cuisines Lovisiana "Cajun" is slang for Acadian, who were French settlers deported by ORIGINS "Creole" originally described the early French or Spanish settlers born in the colony. the British from Nova Scotia. COUNTRY COOKING CITY COOKING Cajun cooking is from the country, where they used whatever could be harvested from swamps and bayous. Creole cooking came out of the kitchens in New Orleans, where the rich ports supplied a more abundant array of ingredients. KEY INGREDIENTS onion CAJUN ROUX CREOL E ROUX lard / oil + flour butter + flour THE HOLY TRINITY of INGREDIENTS celery bell pepper THE MELTING POT While each has its origins in the French style, both have been flavored by many other hands that stirred the pot, including: Spmil Abnan Tedlan Gemen merican spices, red peppers, rice filé powder, local herbs and spices, red beans okra, yams tomatoes, garlic mustard, black pepper, sausage more common in Cajun more common in Creole crawfish catfish cayenne wild game boudin tomatoes shrimp oysters crab okra CLASSIC DISHES AND BASIC INGREDIENTS crawfish (mudbugs) corn on butter onions green onions the cob sauce parsley ground cayenne. smoked sausage oysters .celery **.... ..... CRAWFISH BOIL Oysters Rockefeller bell peppers onion tasso garlic, thyme, shrimp stock butter tomatoes tomatoes cayenne vegetables ..... bacon shrimp corn ....... ..... rice grease Mague Choux SHRIMP CREOLE Cajun jambalaya tends to be smokier and leaves Jambalaya Creole jambalaya is more likely to use tomatoes. tomatoes out. Cajun gumbo has a roux base and is more of a stew. GUMBO Creole gumbo has a tomato base and is more of a soup. discover the JOIE DE VIVRE NeOleans eans Marriott. Marriott International is a leading lodging company with more than 3,700 properties in 74 countries and territories across 17 brands worldwide. SOURCES: http://southernfood.about.com/od/cajuncuisine/a/Creale-And-Cajun-Cookery.htm http://southernfood.about.com/od/oysterrecipes/a/oysters-rockefeller.htm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/cajun-vs-creole_b_1447822.html http://www.louisianatravel.com/cajun-vs-creole-food-difference http://www.archives.com/genealogy/family-heritage-cajun-creole. html http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-difference-between-creole-and-cajun.htm http://www.frenchquarter.com/dining/crealecajun.php http://www.nolacuisine.com/2007/05/12/maque-dchoux-recipe/ ********

New Orleans Cuisine: Cajun vs. Creole Food

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We teamed up with our great friends at Marriott to illustrate the differences of cajun vs. creole food as well as some similarities. If just reading about the yummy goodness of cajun and creole food d...

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