Every spring, in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans, thousands flock to the Greek Fest. There you can dance until weary, toast your dance partner with ouzo, and enjoy spit-roasted lamb, spanakopita, Greek salads, moussaka, baklava sundaes, and something they call “Greek Fries.” This is my version, in which crisp fries are sprinkled with Greek herbs, lemon zest, crushed red pepper, and a just-right amount of salty feta cheese.
Pot de crème is a French dessert, literally translated as “pot of cream.” Pots de crème are small custards that are not usually as firm as a flan or a crème caramel, and for this reason they are cooked in individual pot de crème pots or ramekins. I suggest using a high-quality white chocolate for this recipe for the best results. If you happen not to like white chocolate, you can easily substitute semisweet or bittersweet chocolate.
Everybody loves s’mores—they’re an all- American classic! This s’mores pudding, made with milk chocolate, is topped with ooey-gooey toasted marshmallows and crushed graham crackers. Your kids will love you for this one.
In Southeast Louisiana, folks take boudin, our beloved pork and rice sausage, remove it from its casing, and form it into balls that are then breaded and deep-fried. People go crazy for these boudin balls especially at festivals like Jazz Fest when you want something delicious and bite sized to keep you going throughout the day.