….And we are proud of it!  Some people have called Louisiana (and New Orleans in particular) the northernmost port of the Caribbean. It's quite an exotic destination and many things feel more European or Caribbean here because of our history and the cultural influences from all different parts of the world. This hodge podge of weirdness is easily evident in our cuisine. Turtle soup anyone? Come visit New Orleans! It's like going to a foreign country without leaving the US, no need for a passport!