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Old 10-12-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I thought this might make an interesting topic. I'm sure we've all seen a New Orleans eatery in an out-of-state city, but has anybody ever seen a piece of New Orleans culture abroad? For me, I saw a New Orleans eatery in Hong Kong, girls in Sweden knew we were the birthplace of Jazz, and I noticed that Pall Mall cigarettes, instead of just being red as they are in America, are labeled "New Orleans" in France.

Anyone else have any interesting stories about New Orleans culture popping up/being recognized in a place that surprised you?
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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Most all of my experience are food related! See below:
I fly alot, and if you notice, almost every New Orleans flight has a few Europeans on it, especially French people. From talking to them, some love the jazz and the fact that it's such a European looking city. Lately, I've also seen lots of European backpackers.

I had blackend "cajun style" grilled fish in Capetown, South Africa.

-Bought "Louisiana Cajun" seasoning near a tiny town in Kruger National Park at a convenience store in South Africa.

-Had really good Louisiana food in Bankok, Thailand Bourbon Street Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Boutique Hotel

-Would tell people in Paris I was from "New Orleans" and no one knew what it was. Finally a shopkeeper said, "OHHHH, Nouveau Orleans" in the typical French way, and I said "Yes, that's it". No one understood how I was pronouncing it.

-Tabasco is everywhere- all over Gods green Earth.

-Blackened fish in Turkey.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans Pizza in Ontario. Not really cultural but I thought it was strange.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Here in Puerto Rico I just went drinking and dancing last week in a club called Fat Tuesday, complete with and French Quarter-themed mural. I can find Abita beer at a random gas station here, though the price is close to double for a six pack. I had to explain to my friends here that Fat Tuesday is English for Mardi Gras, but when it was explained they thought it was really cool!
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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Most all of my experience are food related! See below:
I fly alot, and if you notice, almost every New Orleans flight has a few Europeans on it, especially French people. From talking to them, some love the jazz and the fact that it's such a European looking city. Lately, I've also seen lots of European backpackers.

I had blackend "cajun style" grilled fish in Capetown, South Africa.

-Bought "Louisiana Cajun" seasoning near a tiny town in Kruger National Park at a convenience store in South Africa.

-Had really good Louisiana food in Bankok, Thailand Bourbon Street Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Boutique Hotel

-Would tell people in Paris I was from "New Orleans" and no one knew what it was. Finally a shopkeeper said, "OHHHH, Nouveau Orleans" in the typical French way, and I said "Yes, that's it". No one understood how I was pronouncing it.

-Tabasco is everywhere- all over Gods green Earth.

-Blackened fish in Turkey.
I had the same problem in Paris. You have to say "La Nouvelle-Orleans" to get them to understand it. I had some random french guy working at H and M tell me how much he loves Chris Paul haha.

There's a Louisiana themed restaurant in Paris called Blue Bayou, also.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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There is a "New Orleans Cafe" in suburban Sydney. The "Hurricanes" are more like a "Gentle Breeze" and as for the spice, forget it.

There's also "Jazz City Diner" in inner-city Sydney. They don't have Red Beans & Rice and they recently took Jambalaya off the menu. I suppose if you haven't been to NOLA it'll pass but for us it was disappointing. I'm looking forward to the real deal on a permanent basis come January!

Nearly forgot, you can buy "Cajun Seasoning" here but it doesn't taste like anything I had in the Cajun areas of LA.

Last edited by jacq63; 10-13-2011 at 12:22 AM.. Reason: Memory lapse.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Nearly forgot, you can buy "Cajun Seasoning" here but it doesn't taste like anything I had in the Cajun areas of LA.
You know you can order almost anything online, right? I ordered a few bottles of one of Emeril Lagasse's sauces that I couldn't get locally. And I have ordered from other companies as well.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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You right SBIU, there's also a USA food place here in Convict Backwaters that delivers. I have a ton of stuff, but keep forgetting to take it when I eat out here. (Not that I do that very often). New Orleans actually taught/forced me to cook, I could no longer stand the dull dishes served up here. I use Tonys' the way others use salt and pepper.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Cafe du Monde in Shanghai, China (yes it was not franchised, they just "used" the same name, theme, and legendary beignet mix).
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You right SBIU, there's also a USA food place here in Convict Backwaters that delivers. I have a ton of stuff, but keep forgetting to take it when I eat out here. (Not that I do that very often). New Orleans actually taught/forced me to cook, I could no longer stand the dull dishes served up here. I use Tonys' the way others use salt and pepper.
Where do you live? Convictland sounds like Angola, LA.
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