New Orleans School of Cooking's Louisiana General Store
The New Orleans School of Cooking features their Louisiana General Store which has a whole crew of categories to shop in. This store has everything including: cookware, the New Orleans School of Cooking brand, food items, gift items and baskets, class packs for their students, and cookbooks. If you’re down and in the area, then the Louisiana General Store is a must stop for everything New Orleans cuisine.
This store is stocked full of everything you’ll need in the kitchen. The Louisiana General Store offers signature pot holders, t-shirts, measuring cups, cooking hats, and even tote bags. All brandishing the New Orleans School of Cooking name, these items are a nice touch to promote the school. However, if you’re looking to furnish your kitchen with more than a uniform, the Louisiana General Store offers sauces, spices, seasonings, rice, beans, nuts, and even coffee. They carry the Magic brand by Chef Paul Prudhoome and I can tell you from experience these seasonings indeed live up to their name. Sauces and seasoning mixes by Cajun King are a great way to spice up your kitchen with jambalaya mix to etoufee seasoning mix.
Perhaps you’re not as confident in the kitchen as you’d like to be. If that is the case, then check out the Louisiana General Store’s line of class packages designed to make their classes both easier and more authentic. And if you’re going to take a class, why not peruse through their cookbooks! The store offers Best of the Best from Louisiana Cookbook which has gathered together a selection of recipes that captures Louisiana’s truly unique culinary heritage. Knowing you’re going to buy Paul Prudhomme’s spices, why not also his cookbook? Here, in this book, are recipes for great traditional gumbo, turtle soup, Cajun popcorn, pecan pie, and dozens more.
Let’s say you know how to cook, have your spices and your books, but your good friend John Deaux just has no clue. Look no further, as the Louisiana General Store has gift baskets available for you and your friends. These packages include: the beignet mug basket which has Community Coffee New Orleans Blend and New Orleans Beignet Mix. The store also has the New Orleans “Gourmet Gift Basket” stuffed to the brim with Cajun blackening seasoning, garlic and pepper seasoning, the Louisiana Cajun Deck O’Meals (a deck of cards that features a new recipe on each card) the “Class Act” cookbook, a tasting spoon, AND the New Orleans Street Scene oven mitt and apron.
It is obvious, whether you’re a native or passing through, whether your skills leave your guests speechless or leave something to be desired, the Louisiana General store is your one stop shop for everything you need to complete an authentic New Orleans meal.