Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cafe du Monde




Back from the trip to New Orleans. What a great time! If you have never been, you must go - it is so much more than Bourbon street.

The very first stop we made was, of course, Cafe du Monde for warm beignets with piles of powdered sugar and cafe au lait. For those that have never had a beignet, they are like a french donut. A cross between a cake and yeast donut. Dense, moist and a bit chewy, but with pockets of air in them, and no hole.



12 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

I loved my trip to New Orleans a few years ago and every morning had those wonderful beignets at Cafe du Monde. It's the best!

jamiegates said...

First off, Congrats on your weight loss, that is awesome beyond words. OK, now that beignet looks amazingly delicious. I have a recipe that I have been wanting to try. I think I will have to after seeing that photo.

Jenn said...

Great job on not only losing weight but changing you're outlook on it all - eating real food, exercising and enjoy a life with food.

As for beignets - yum. I live in Houston, four hours from New Orleans, and there are several places to get these warm, sugar dusted treats.

Cakespy said...

These beignets are the stuff of legends! I have only tried their famous mix but I'd love to go to the source...le sigh...

gastroanthropologist said...

Do they mail their beignet mix??? I'm currently on the search to make yummy beignets at home!

Butterball said...

Way to go; you have lost weight & went to New Orleans????? I gain weight just thinking about the Big Easy!

Linda said...

I was in NO in the early 1990s, and Cafe du Monde is still fresh in my memory. I did breathe in powdered sugar (in spite of being warned about it) & got a little choked, but a big slurp of cafe au lait got me back in the game. :))

gastroanthropologist said...

Lori - Thanks for posting the info on mail order on my blog. I will definitely be purchasing some, but hopefully I can get to New Orleans in the near future and try them at the source!

melissa said...

wow, those beignets look delicious! i've never been to New Orleans, but maybe I'll add it to my list of places to go. It looks like you had a great time!

prdtofthe80s said...

I love New Orleans! I've only been once but all the sights, sounds (and smells, unfortunately :p) are fresh in my mind.

Can't wait until I get the chance to take my honey there. :)

Leslie said...

what memories those picture bring back! Had a great trip to New Orleans, and the morning we went there, the wind was sooo strong, everyone was covered with powdered sugar!

nutritiontokitchen said...

I applaud you for maintaining your weight loss while still enjoying a wide variety of foods. "All foods fit" is my motto, and I've had the beignets in New Orleans - LOVE them!!! Especially with the chicory coffee :)