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Blonde Bombshell Claims You Need Tums To Enjoy New Orleans Food

New Orleans food is some of the best in the world from our simple poboy sandwiches to our elegant mix of French Creole cuisine and Cajun cooking. When visitors come to New Orleans to enjoy our exquisite culinary fare, sometimes they just can’t control themselves.

Blonde Bombshell Claims You Need Tums To Enjoy New Orleans Food

Nothin' like a New Orleans fried shrimp poboy. Do you really need Tums to enjoy New Orleans food?

Nothin’ like a New Orleans fried shrimp poboy. Do you really need Tums for this?

Now the Tripping Blonde, a blogger from New York city who travels the world, says you need to pack antacid to make through a visit here. Well, I guess that would be true if you stuffed yourself silly. And I know people come here to do that.

I live here and enjoy the food and I don’t stuff myself silly. At least… not any more… very much. You know it’s all about pacing. And really fried foods, and we got a lot of that but most of our best food is not fried, will just kinda put that lump in your stomach if you eat too much. Top that off with beer and a dessert. Well, that’s just gonna hurt.

Here The Tripping Blonde gives a warning and a little tutorial on a muffaletta sandwich:

While I’m on the topic of sandwiches, I must talk about the muffuletta sandwich.  Be warned, if you don’t like olives, skip this sandwich and stick to the po’boys.  The muffuletta is a variation of an Italian sandwich using a marinated olive salad spread as the dressing.   It’s made using large, round flattened bread topped with sesame seeds  (Sicilian muffuletta bread).  

The sandwich is then stuffed with layers of capiocola, salami, mortadella, emmental cheese and provolone cheese.   It is then topped with the marinated olive salad spread which is what differentiates this sandwich from an ordinary Italian hoagie.  The olive salad is made of green olives, celery, cauliflower, carrots, and giardiniera, seasoned with oregano and garlic, covered in olive oil, and allowed to sit for at least 24 hours for the flavors to blend.

It really is all about pacing yourself, you know. Being wise with your eyes when you wield that knife and fork. Just cuz something looks good doesn’t mean you have to eat it all, and you can split a plate of something with yo’ buddy instead of chowing down on the whole thing. And there is such a thing as a doggie bag.

I love almost all New Orleans food. Me, I don’t take tums, never need it. I know what’s gonna make me feel icky so I avoid eating too much of it.

Posted in New Orleans Food, New Orleans Life.

  • Kim

    The Tripping Blonde is … well … “trippin.'” Why anyone would trust a New Yorker to tell them about New Orleans cuisine is beyond me. 😉

  • I loved the Tripping Blonde’s post! When I go on vacation of course I’m going to indulge, so I would pack the tums too! I thought it was a great summary– locals are often biased so an outsider perspective can be interesting too.



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