If Washington D.C. is the heartbeat of America, than New Orleans is certainly its stomach! God has richly blessed New Orleans with an abundance of natural resources. Fresh Gulf seafood, game, garden produce, rice, sugarcane, prime beef and poultry have historically been brought to New Orleans from surrounding areas in boats that docked along the Mississippi riverbank in front of the Place d’Armes. This was once the army parade grounds at the center of town, and is known today as Jackson Square.
Since French colonial times farmers, butchers, fisherman, and traders brought their goods here as well as refreshments of every description, turning the riverfront into an exciting, fragrant and bustling marketplace!
Although the look of the French Market has changed over the years, the echoes of the past and its rich heritage of many cultures still remains in its food and its gracious Southern living. Creole cookery evolved over the years out of the richness of these natural resources and as well as the influences of those who settled in and around New Orleans.
The Creole heritage of New Orleans, the joy of life of Cajun South Louisiana, the graciousness of River Road Plantations and the down-home goodness of Southern soul-food further contribute to the unique flavor and style that is New Orleans’ alone.
We invite you to come meet our family and share our love of New Orleans and its wonderful foods through the pages of “Cookery N’Orleans Style.”