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Some Like it Hot: Louisiana Hot Sauces

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One of the hallmarks of Cajun cuisine is its zesty flavors and seasonings. Every Louisiana cupboard worth its salt has at least one bottle of hot sauce inside. However, each Southerner has his or her own favorite brand of the spicy stuff.  At THE STOCKADE Bed & Breakfast we serve three of the most popular brands:

The most famous Louisiana hot sauce has to be TABASCO, which is labeled in 22 different languages and sold in over 165 countries. Made by the McIlhenny Company since 1868, the brand’s Original Red Sauce is made on Avery Island from crushed capsicum peppers, salt, and distilled vinegar aged in barrels for up to three years.

One of the hallmarks of Cajun Cuisine is its zesty flavored and seasonings.  Every Louisiana cupboard worth it's salt has at least one bottle of hot sauce inside.  At the stockade Bed and Breakfast we serve three of the most popular brands.

Crystal Hot Sauce was created in 1923 by New Orleans residents Alvin and Mildred Baumer, who made the first bottle at the plant on Tchoupitoulas Street. In the 1940s, Baumer Foods grew rapidly as the popularity of Crystal hot sauce skyrocketed. Each year, over 3.2 million gallons of hot sauce are shipped from the Louisiana plant to destinations in over 28 countries across the globe.

Original “Louisiana” Hot Sauce is the  pioneer hot sauce of Louisiana. One of the very first commercially available Cajun food products, the brand has been making sauce from sun-ripened cayenne chile peppers for over eighty years.

Breakfast at the Stockade wouldn’t be complete without these iconic brands of hot sauce.  Be sure to stay at The Stockade Bed and Breakfast on your next trip to South Louisiana.

Louisiana Coffees

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In addition to the fantastic cuisine, Louisiana has a great selection of locally-made coffees. In fact, coffee first came to North America by way of New Orleans back in the mid-1700’s. Some of the most popular Louisiana brands include French Market Coffee, and Cafe du Monde’s chicory blends, and Community Coffee.

New Orleans-based French Market Coffee specializes in bold chicory blends and flavored coffees. communitycoffee_zps0116b3eeMaking coffee since 1890, French Market Coffee is a centuries-old staple that is enjoyed by coffee lovers across the state and by customers at New Orleans’ finest restaurants.

Cafe du Monde, the iconic NOLA eatery famous for their savory beignets, serves up a delicious, chocolatey blend of coffee and chicory, a mixture which was developed by the French during their civil war. Since coffee was scarce during those times, they added chicory to add more body and flavor to the brew. Cafe du Monde’s coffee is traditionally served Au Lait (mixed half and half with hot milk), but it’s also delicious served black!

Community Coffee is the largest family-owned retail coffee brand in the U.S. The company grew from a small country store in Baton Rouge, and has achieved so much success since its humble beginnings that it is now the State Coffee of Louisiana.

Here at The Stockade, we exclusively serve Community Coffee. We hope you’ll come enjoy a cup over breakfast with us!