Thoughts from Madame Gumbeaux

Thoughts from Madame Gumbeaux

Friday, January 10, 2014

New Orleans Food Fragments

How can anyone resist the food in New Orleans? For some inexplicable reason, I imagined that I was going to lose weight during my three month hiatus from Honduras. Instead, I have enjoyed being home, where I have indulged in New Orleans cuisine as well as, surprisingly, good Central American food. It's too bad I can't send you any actual fragments of our delicious food.

Here's a sample of what I have been enjoying. I only had a cell phone camera with me on my dining forays so the quality is not so great. Most of these have been published on Facebook, too. 

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, A-Bears Cafe, Houma, Louisiana

Roast beef po-boy and sweet potato fries, Griffin's Cafe, Houma, La

Hondudran Beef and Vegetable soup, Celina's, Kenner, La
In background, fried yuca and enchiladas. 

Traditional grilled plate with sides, La Macarena Pupuseria, New Oreans, La.

Famous bakery for Mardi Gras King Cakes, Metaire, Louisiana. 

King Cake: Traditionally eaten in New Orleans to celebrate Kings Day, also called Epiphany,
celebrated 12 days after Christmas, on January 6. King Cake is eaten throughout the days leading to Mardi Gras.
Que Rico! How Delicious in New Orleans talk. 

Entryway to Latin Cafe in Uptown New Oreans. 

Close-up of above photo that says Bring Your Own Boo. Booze? Or bring a sweetie or pet? 

Half-Past Kissin' Time Friday Fragments are sponsored by Mrs4444.


lisleman said...

Did they leave that on the sign since Halloween?
Food looks good but the po-boy would be taken from you while you weren't looking if I sitting next to you.

Laurie Matherne said...

Bring your own boo? I guess it's a year-round thing in the land of voodoo. Booze, too. That's definitely a year-round thing.

Judy said...

What wonderful food. I have a visit to New Orleans on my bucket list.

Laurie Matherne said...

If you come, don't come in the summer months. The weather is very humid and warm.

Laurie Matherne said...

I have never visited Charleston. I hear it's a great place for sights and eats, too.

Andean said...

Your photos inspired me to make soup today. If I find yucca I will put it in my beef barley soup. I don't like it alone but it flavors a hearty soup nicely.

Laurie Matherne said...

Yes, yuca is good for soup. I am making lentils with coconut milk and rice today for friends. Buen provecho.

Kim G said...

I seem to recall having written a comment when you were going back to New Orleans with the avowed goal of losing weight that you'd probably be the only woman in history to combine two such seemingly opposite goals in one.

But I'm glad that you aren't a hair-shirt type. It would be sad to not enjoy the culinary wonder that is New Orleans and environs. Thanks for all the wonderful photos.


Kim G
Boston, MA
Where we'd love to be in N.O. right now.

Laurie Matherne said...

Kim, I was thinking of you when I wrote the introduction to this post. You were right! Of course, I have tried to be moderate - at least most times. The weather is glorious today, sunshine and mid-60s. Catch a flight, and I will show you a good time in the Old Quarter.

Kim G said...

I would LOVE to do that. When are you going back to Honduras?

Laurie Matherne said...

Feb 5