Sponsored Video: A Gumbo of Great Chefs

Louisiana’s unique culinary traditions developed throughout generations and resulted in a broad array of dishes representing global culinary influences as well as the only-in-Louisiana preparations that combine them all into a single cuisine. French, Caribbean, African and Spanish settlers all contributed to Louisiana’s cuisine as they assimilated into the state’s cultural melting pot. Even the names of specialties such as étouffée, gumbo, jambalaya and boudin highlight their global provenance. But once you taste them, you’ll find flavor that could only be from Louisiana. (2:57)