After munching our way through the great state of Texas (see previous blog), we hopped on the highway and headed east to Louisiana.
Our first order of business after crossing through Baton Rouge was to pull off the highway in Beaux Bridge and follow our GPS to Poche Market & Restaurant. Poche calls itself a “Luisian Smokehouse.” Our dear sweet hostess Louis Louise served us up some regional specialties and seasonal Peach Cobbler. It was so tasty that we decided to take one mini cobbler of each flavor on the road.
We kept on going until jazz music welcomed us into New Orleans. We drove directly to Café du Monde for beignets (deep fried powder sugar donuts). Too bad my youngster couldn’t enjoy his beignet with iced chicory coffee that compliments those donuts like frosting does to cake.
Let me attempt to describe the beignet experience. Your lips first contact powdered sugar, and then you hit a crunch, followed by your teeth sinking into pillowy dough. You actually need to pause before the next bite. If only this could last forever!
After Beignets, it was time to head north to Mississippi. We ate pecan pie and various cakes here and there. Then our Southern Sugar Spy, Zeita Jones, took us to a local establishment in Jackson, Mama Hamil’s for a Bar-B-Que Buffet of Southern Cookin’. For dessert we ate (what else?) peach cobbler. After further inspection, we got suspicious. So, we chatted up the chef and he fessed up to canned peaches. I knew it! You can’t have canned peaches in a true Southern cobbler!
So. Sugar Correspondent Zeita Jones, her daughter, and Hamil’s Chef
On a non-sugar side note…I ate fried green tomatoes in Jackson, MS and they were di-vine!
After a few nights of Meat –N-Three, we decided we were quite full and needed to point our compass homeward to Texas. Stay tuned for the return road trip.