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Culinary Tourism - travel this week to the 'Birthplace of Jazz', French Creole Region with regional flavors such as File Gumbo, Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, Christmas Pralines and lagniappe--a little something extra.

from the Guardian

A French creole farewell feast

Get togethers: Sweet rum punch, salt fish and dumplings at a French Creole feast

Coming from a southern french creole background, many of the basic french terms for cooking were familiar to me from childhood and are indispensable for many traditional southern dishes. But any cook will greatly benefit from learning the basic terms and will have occasion to use them throughout life~