Friday, May 21, 2021

Beignet - from France to Acadia to New Orleans

Fig 01- Beignets with sugar

Beignet is a French form pastry, and quite similar to doughnut. Popular in Louisiana, especially in New Orleans.

This French fritter is the official doughnut of Louisiana state. It came from France to New Orleans through Acadia, a region in Canada, then spread across Louisiana.

Many Louisianan consume its as a dessert, we usually eat beignet with a cup of Café au lait.

We may buy “classic” or “origin” beignets in one of oldest coffee shops in New Orleans, called as Cafe Du Monde.

The coffee shop was founded in 1862, about 160 years ago. Location is the same, at French Quarter since its established.

Uniquely, this shop opens for 24 hours, day and night. 7 days a week. Its closed in certain holidays only such as Christmas.

Does Coffee shop accept payment by credit card?


Fig 02- A cup of Café au lait


Fig 03- A kitchen in one of coffee shops in Louisiana

No, Cafe Du Monde doesn’t accept any cards.

The shop accepts cash only, like other traditional and old days coffee shops. Beignet cost less than US$ 5.

You might surprise that waiting line about 20 minutes or even more if you visit these hours:

- early morning
- late afternoon
- late evening

Have you tasted beignet?

Where?

25 comments:

  1. ...the Beignet hasn't made its way to this area!

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  2. French kitchen (Cuisine) is so famous throughout the mediterranean region. Beignet looks delicious. I would like to try it.

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  3. Just like donuts, beignet are just as addictive!

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    1. Yes, indeed...


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      Beignet - from France to Acadia to New Orleans
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      Fig 01- Beignets with sugar

      Beignet is a French form pastry, and quite similar to doughnut. Popular in Louisiana, especially in New Orleans.

      This French fritter is the official doughnut of Louisiana state. It came from France to New Orleans through Acadia, a region in Canada, then spread across Louisiana.

      Many Louisianan consume its as a dessert, we usually eat beignet with a cup of Café au lait.

      We may buy “classic” or “origin” beignets in one of oldest coffee shops in New Orleans, called as Cafe Du Monde.

      The coffee shop was founded in 1862, about 160 years ago. Location is the same, at French Quarter since its established.

      Uniquely, this shop opens for 24 hours, day and night. 7 days a week. Its closed in certain holidays only such as Christmas.

      Does Coffee shop accept payment by credit card?

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  4. Finish People eat very much doughnut :-D

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  5. I don't know Taste of beignet:) thanks for your sharing...

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      Beignet - from France to Acadia to New Orleans
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      Fig 02- A cup of Café au lait

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  6. How delightful, but no..can't say we have them here. Must be great to have a coffee shop like that. I guess you can't linger at places like that with people in line. Although, for a short while we did have some chefs relocate in our area during the flood, but they may have gone back to New Orleans now.

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  7. Looks lovely! Great to see a tradition still going strong there.

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    1. indeed...


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      Beignet - from France to Acadia to New Orleans
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      Fig 03- A kitchen in one of coffee shops in Louisiana
      No, Cafe Du Monde doesn’t accept any cards.

      The shop accepts cash only, like other traditional and old days coffee shops. Beignet cost less than US$ 5.

      You might surprise that waiting line about 20 minutes or even more if you visit these hours:

      - early morning
      - late afternoon
      - late evening
      Have you tasted beignet?

      Where?

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  8. Love the cultural food traditions continuing through the decades!

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  9. I have had beignets many times. We don't eat many sweet treats these days, but when we do Cannoli is our "go to" choice.

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    1. you are right, people reduce to consume sugar now days.


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      Beignet - from France to Acadia to New Orleans
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      Fig 01- Beignets with sugar

      Beignet is a French form pastry, and quite similar to doughnut. Popular in Louisiana, especially in New Orleans.

      This French fritter is the official doughnut of Louisiana state. It came from France to New Orleans through Acadia, a region in Canada, then spread across Louisiana.

      Many Louisianan consume its as a dessert, we usually eat beignet with a cup of Café au lait.

      We may buy “classic” or “origin” beignets in one of oldest coffee shops in New Orleans, called as Cafe Du Monde.

      The coffee shop was founded in 1862, about 160 years ago. Location is the same, at French Quarter since its established.

      Uniquely, this shop opens for 24 hours, day and night. 7 days a week. Its closed in certain holidays only such as Christmas.

      Does Coffee shop accept payment by credit card?

      Delete
  10. Delicious looking dumplings. I imagine that tasting is wonderful

    Happy weekend

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  11. I have never eaten this food but its looks very delicious;)

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  12. Ce beignet semble ressembler aux bugnes que l'on mange vers mardi gras ici. Bonne soirée

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      Beignet - from France to Acadia to New Orleans
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      Fig 02- A cup of Café au lait

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  13. Tanza, Love beignets! Those from the Cafe du Monde can not be surpassed. We fill up on them whenever we visit New Orleans. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  14. French fritter -- that's fun to say! I've never had a beignet, but they look absolutely delicious!

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    1. Thanks-
      Beignet - from France to Acadia to New Orleans
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      Fig 03- A kitchen in one of coffee shops in Louisiana
      No, Cafe Du Monde doesn’t accept any cards.

      The shop accepts cash only, like other traditional and old days coffee shops. Beignet cost less than US$ 5.

      You might surprise that waiting line about 20 minutes or even more if you visit these hours:

      - early morning
      - late afternoon
      - late evening
      Have you tasted beignet?

      Where?

      Delete
  16. Thank you very much for the helpful arcitle!

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