Take a class at the New Orleans School of Cooking for a delicious, authentic and hilarious introduction to Louisiana cuisine, history and culture.
Ms Pat, our teacher, was a fire cracker. She demonstrated how to make gumbo (hands down the best I've had on the trip), jambalaya, bread pudding and pralines. Among other things, the case was made for lard being a hell of a lot healthier than butter (!!), and that pretty much everything in Louisiana was fair game for 'stuffing'. In fact, Ms Pat seemed surprised there weren't laminated recipe cards next to all the animals in the local zoo.
It was as entertaining a night, as it was educational–hands down one of my favorite experiences on our trip through the South with Trafalgar.
>>>Nina Dietzel traveled on Trafalgar’s “Tastes and Sounds of the South” itinerary as part of AFAR’s partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For more on Nina’s journey, visit the USTOA blog.