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List of Cajun Dishes vs. Creole Dishes

Is the Dish Cajun or Creole?

If there's one incredible thing about food memory, it's that a singular, mind-blowing taste can bring on a flood of musings, cravings, and memories. Such was the case in Aspen, where we enjoyed a thoughtfully curated crawfish lunch, hosted by Louisiana chef John Besh. I left dreaming of when I could pay a visit to New Orleans to finally try the city's legendary Cajun and Creole cuisine.

While closely intertwined, Cajun and Creole cooking aren't exactly one and the same. The former developed out of Louisiana backcountry, while the latter originated from the New Orleans cosmopolitan city culture. Can you identify which dishes have a Creole history, and which ones a Cajun background? Let's get started to find out.

Is the Dish Cajun or Creole?

Eggs sardou

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jmorri26 jmorri26 6 years
Haha hate to break it to whoever made this list but this ain't correct. Do some back history on the differences in cuisines and youll see. Particularly gumbo of any kind and red beans.
prencesschris prencesschris 6 years
whoa 8/10 thought i would surely do worse :p
amber512 amber512 6 years
I'm from the Pacific NW and have NO IDEA what either of those terms means. Let's just say, I didn't do well! lol
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
Woo hoo.....8/ say tomaaato.......I say tom awe to......
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