Sunday Special-Louisiana Cooking
Sunday Special-Louisiana Cooking
1.Which of the following best describes the primary difference between Creole
and Cajun cooking?
a. Rice is a staple of Cajun cooking
b. Cajun cooking often involves making a roux
c. Creole is often seafood based
d. Creoles were those who descended from the settlers of Louisiana directly from Europe, mainly Spain or France.
2. A properly made roux, for Louisiana purposes, is made to be light, medium, or dark. If
you were making an authentic Cajun gumbo, which roux would you use ?
3. When in New Orleans, you may come across a dish called "Trout Marguery."
This delightful dish probably arrived in New Orleans thanks to one Jean Galatoire, who
created Galatoire's Restaurant. How is this dish prepared?
a. Neither of these ways.
b. With shrimp, fish stock, and béchamel sauce
c. Either of these ways
d. With shrimp, seafood stock, and hollandaise sauce
4. One of the great soups of New Orleans is turtle soup. Whether enjoying lunch at
Commander's or dinner at Arnaud's, this very rich soup is made with a brown roux with
beef stock, celery, garlic, tomato purée, and other herbs and spices. Is it made with real
5. Switching from the elegance of turtle soup, let's move on to this Cajun specialty! This
is a sausage made with pork butt, bacon, pork liver, herbs and spices, and above all, lots
of cooked rice. What is this down home delicacy?
6. One of the fine egg dishes typical of New Orleans is this one created by Antoine's
Restaurant. It consists of a bed of creamed spinach (in Béchamel sauce), artichoke hearts,
poached eggs -all covered with hollandaise sauce. What is this divine creation?
a. Eggs St. Charles
b. Eggs Benedict
c. Eggs Sardou
d. Eggs Houssard
7. There is only one real pepper sauce in Louisiana. Founded by Edmund McIlhenny,
Tabasco has been produced on this island by the McIlhenny company
a. Timbalier Island
b. Avery Island
c. Pelican Island
d. Grand Terre
8. "Estomac mulâtre" is a traditional stiff gingerbread that is typical Cajun. It consists
basically of lard, flour, buttermilk, ginger, and molasses. It was normally made by the
Creole women of the New Orleans area and given to children as a treat. What is the more
common name if this food?
a. Stage planks
c. Gingerbread sticks
9. Often in the streets of old New Orleans, you could hear the Creole women shouting,
"Calas, tout chaud". What are calas?
c. Fried rice balls
10. This divine creation is long a specialty of Brennan's Restaurant and served as part of
their famous breakfast. It
consists of bananas cooked in butter, banana liqueur, and rum (151 proof).
This mixture is ignited and served over vanilla ice cream along with some sprinkles of
cinnamon. What is this famous dessert?
a. Bananas Foster
b. Bananas Melba
c. Bananas Flambé
d. Bananas Jubilee
11. What ingredients make up Louisiana cooking's "Holy Trinity"?
12. Fill in the blank; The primary ingredient's of "Hoppin' John" are ________ and rice.
13.What is a pirogue?
14. "Etouffee" is a spicy cajun stew served over rice and, usually, crawfish.What is the
literal translation of "Etouffee" ?
15, A round sandwich as big as your head, made with a variety of meats and olive salad is
a New Orleans Staple.....what's it called?
16. Another sandwich from the area is built on a long loaf of French bread, usually
stuffed with oysters, shrimp or roast beef. A “dressed” one comes with mayonnaise,
lettuce and tomato. What's the name of the sandwich?
17. The garlic braids that hang in the French Market of New Orleans are called....... what?
18. A blend of African and Cajun music highlighted by the accordion and the washboard
is called ________.
19. Gumbo – thick, spicy soup prepared with ingredients such as rice, sausage chicken
and okra....... What is "Gumbo Ya Ya"
20. What is the Primary ingredient in Jambalaya?
11. onion, green pepper and celery
12. Cowpeas (black-eyed peas)
13. Small wooden boat pointed on both ends.
14. to "smother" or, to "suffocate"
16. Po' Boy
17. Prayer Beads
19. When everybody talks at once, or when EVERYTHING is in the Gumbo.
Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !