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“Good cooking class !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crescent City Cooks

Crescent City Cooks
500 Port of New Orleans Suite 116, New Orleans, LA 70130
504.529.1600
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Ranked #53 of 204 Activities in New Orleans
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good cooking class !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We learned to make three Louisiana mainstays - - red beans & rice, Jambalaya, and Bananas Foster. Scott was classically trained, very knowledgable, and a good teacher. He kept up a good patter, weaving tales of the city and cooking tips into a 2-hour trek through the three dishes.

And best of all - - we got to eat the results of his demonstration !

Visited September 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Chef cooks in front of you and you get to eat...how good is that?? Enjoyed the class and can't wait to go home and try the recipes. Learned the difference between cajun and creole. Glad I took the class, will do it again.

Visited August 2012
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Athens, Georgia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great time, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Alot of information about the history of creole and cajun cooking packed into 2 1/2 hrs. Kitchen overlooks a panoramic view of the Mississippi River and it is a pleasant way to spend time in New Orleans. And at the end, you get to eat what has been prepared - and it is as good as it gets in this town. You will walk away with a better appreciation of this local cuisine. (People who bring young children may be gambling because it is a long time to sit still - the child in front of me had her head down on the table and slept through most of it.)

Visited July 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“Private Class with History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

The instructor knew a lot about the history of the local ingredients and taught us the difference between cajin and creole cooking. We prepare lunch and invited our family (for a fee ) to eat what we cooked. It was a great way to end the class. We left with spices and recipes.

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Houston, Texas
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“A fun way to learn about Creole/Cajun cooking...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We planned a quick weekend trip to New Orleans, having visited NOLA over the years but not since Katrina. We didn't want to do the usual sightseeing stuff, but found a cooking class for Crescent City Cooks located in the Riverwalk marketplace near the convention Center.

I have taken many cooking classes in Houston at HEB's Central Market, and Scott, who taught our class (which was small/ perfect), did a fabulous job of providing Information about Creole and Cajun cooking, some history, and his own personal cooking ideas for making seafood stock and cooking okra, giving us a taste of 6 different Cajun/Creole seasoning mfrs and how they were different, as well as hot sauces. We learned how to make an oil/flour roux for the filet seafood gumbo and a butter/flour roux for the shrimp étouffée. I can't wait to make the bread pudding--Scott made it look so simple and it tasted terrific--my most favorite dessert! Excellent class!

The store front has some great seasonings to buy and lots of cool kitchen gadgets--and the best Pralines!!!

Two suggestions--they should buy the overhead mirrors prevalent in most cooking classes so the cooks don't have to hold up a mirror to show you what's going on. Also, have pitchers of water and tea, and ice available for students to get for themselves instead of waiting for the two young ladies to come around.

Visited July 2012
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