The Brits sent the Acadians to Louisiana after kicking Montcalm's butt at the plains of Abraham, thereby condemning Nova Scotians to cold potato soup and helping along the development of a Southern US Cajun culture.
Among other things the Acadians brought doughnuts.
One of the results was Cafe Du Monde.
Originally established in 1832 in the French Market it still serves coffee and Beignets (French donuts).
Its open everyday but Christmas day.
You're supposed to eat the doughnuts with Cafe O lait.
Dunk em in the Cafe O lait.
I don't drink anything coffee-like except BLACK coffee.
Black, hot and strong.
The day I went it was 94 degrees F ( that's something like 37 C to you Europeans and Brazilians).
I had a sip, a bite and decided to move on.
Nibble, Nibble, Sweat Sweat....drip..... drip.
Given I just got married I couldn't resist.
From Rio to New Orleans to New York. In a case of Serendipity I saw the van above in the meat packing district promoting the joys of cachaca.
That's it for today.
Its taken some time to finally get this post up and I'm a year older having turned 48.....The slow slide to 50 is picking up speed.
The picture below is one of the first I ever took with a digital camera and was what inspired me to start this blog. Birthdays tend to make you mark time and reflect on stuff from the past so posting it is kind of a manifestation of that. Next stop on my travels is Lima next Thursday.
I'll try and get some pics.Love to all