Even if you don't hail from The Pelican State, there's no better excuse to party before the Lenten season than with Mardi Gras — after all, the purple, green, and gold only come out once a year! Live music and Krewe parades are but a few reasons why the debaucherous Carnival scene in New Orleans brings hundreds of thousands of visitors each early Spring, but undoubtedly, the biggest draw is the city's rich culinary history and unique perspective on food and drink. What do you know about the cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana? To find out, keep clicking.
T/F: The aromatic vegetables celery, onion, and carrot comprise the so-called "holy trinity" of Creole and Cajun dishes.
Which of the following is not cited as a definitive New Orleans food influence?
The dough used to make New Orleans king cake most resembles that of:
Pain de mie
T/F: In New Orleans, the praline does not contain chocolate.
King cakes are customarily baked with a small plastic baby inside. Whoever finds the trinket:
Is said to have the longest life
Gets to take home the leftovers
Is said to be the first to be married
Has to provide the king cake the following year
New Orleans is known for its own style of what type of coffee drink?
Cafe au lait
Cafe con leche
What are calas?
A deep-fried rice cake
A New Orleans cookie
A low-country vegetable
Filled beignet doughnuts
T/F: New Orleans andouille sausage is spicy in flavor.
Which of the following is not a characteristic seasoning in Cajun cuisine?
Filé powder, an ingredient used in certain types of gumbo, is made from:
Several blends of wheat flour
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