Louisiana December 27, 2017
7 Wonderful Ways Louisiana Has Impacted The Rest Of The Country
From our unique culinary creations to our exports, Louisiana has a lot going for it. Our contributions have certainly had an impact on the rest of the country. Here are seven wonderful ways Louisiana has impacted the rest of the country.
1. We know how to cook.
Chefs from all over the country travel to Louisiana to learn our unique Cajun and Creole cooking.
2. We bring the heat.
Tabasco, Zatarain’s and Tony Chachere’s are just some of the spice blends and hot sauces made right here in the Bayou State.
3. We can carry a tune.
Jazz, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop all began right here in Louisiana, while many other genres, like blues and country music, all have deep histories rooted in Louisiana.
4. We export seafood…and a lot of it.
Louisiana has had a thriving commercial seafood industry for more than 200 years. We are a leading exporter in shrimp, crab, oysters, alligators, and of course, crawfish.
5. We invented the first cocktail.
Antoine Peychaud created the Sazerac in 1838 in a French Quarter bar and the rest, as they say, is history.
6. We had one of the first charity hospitals in the country.
Charity Hospital in New Orleans was the second oldest and second largest free hospital in the country, operating for 300 continuous years before closing its doors after hurricane Katrina.
7. Some of the best people were born here.
Ellen Degeneres, Britney Spears, Trace Adkins, Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick Jr., and Jerry Lee Lewis are just some of the famous celebrities that grew up in this great state.
What other ways has Louisiana impacted the rest of the country? Let us know in the comments below!