Thank you for tuning into episode 11 of Monday’s Marvelous Meals!
In this interview-based food series, you’ll learn about the world’s tastiest cuisines from other travel bloggers.
In today’s episode, I am honored to have Marissa (A.K.A. Little Things Travel Blog) talk about her favorite Louisiana specialty. After reading her interview, she made me crave pasta and American food like no other.
If you want to be the next person featured in this series, then please contact me with your favorite meal and I will send you the guidelines. My aim is to cover all cuisines of the globe, so please try to contribute a meal that hasn’t already been covered.
Ok, now I’ll hand it over to Marissa!
Marissa Sutera is a travel writer at Little Things Travel Blog and is currently based in Boulder, Colorado, where she seeks out any adventures she can in between her travels. She began writing when she studied abroad in the United Kingdom because she couldn’t stop talking about her travel experiences, and she hasn’t stopped since.
Question 1: Please share the name of this meal, and carefully describe what the magical ingredients are.
Thinking about the best meal I’ve ever eaten, there is one in particular that instantly comes to mind. Satsuma pepper glazed shrimp was the starter, and just when you think it can’t get any better the waiter brings the main entree of the Amelie shrimp pasta. Everything was so fresh and flavorful that it made for the perfect meal. I have yet to find a meal that tops this one!
Question 2: Where did you eat this meal? Did you discover it while you were traveling, or did you previously know about it?
This delicious meal was from Cafe Amelie in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this restaurant during my travels. On my first full day in town I was roaming the streets only to come across this sign hidden behind some branches with the name on it. Turning the corner, it led to a restaurant in the center of an enchanting garden where I was able to enjoy my meal and soak in the beautiful weather!
Question 3: How much money did it cost, and where do you recommend to find it?
The whole meal was about $30, although my boyfriend and I actually split the meal. They sure give you plenty of food! This is a very special meal that you’ll have to try by making a visit to Cafe Amelie. And yes, I have strongly considered returning to New Orleans simply to have this amazing meal again.
Question 4: What is your overall favorite cuisine in the world? What makes it so damn tasty?
Pasta is by far my favorite cuisine in the world. I love the countless combinations of sauces, meats, veggies, seasonings, and more than can be added to make unique pasta dishes. Pesto is one of my favorites. Plus, growing up in an Italian family it’s basically a requirement to be a pasta lover!
Question 5: Eating is my #1 favorite part about traveling. Why do you think it’s so important to eat local foods when you travel abroad?
I think food is one of the best ways to explore another country and culture. It can show you a lot about the history of a place. For example, the cajun style food that New Orleans is known for was developed by the poor people in Louisiana years ago as a way to feed large families with the ingredients they had available to them. Can’t be opposed to using eating as a way to learn, right?
Thanks for sharing, Marissa!
Have you ever tried Shrimp Pasta?