My Brother Lives in NY, What Should I Send Him From Louisiana?
I have been a Louisiana resident for 3+ years now, and it feels like home. My younger brother Scott is in a similar yet completely different situation. We were both born in Texas then moved to different states to pursue our dreams. His was to be an actor, and he has succeeded a few times over. Mine was to be a world champion mudbug eater - and I have failed deliciously. Now, I want to share what I have learned (and tasted) with my little bro - but I find myself on the short end of the experience stick when it comes to Louisiana culinary knowledge. That's why I turn to you.
Before he goes back to the Big Apple, I want to set him up with the tastes of the Bayou State. I know that you can make a roux anywhere, but can you get the spices to make a decent one that far north? Unlikely.
I could just ship him a case of Tony's, but that's too easy. I need to send him a basket of deep south love meant for the mouth. I have heard that spices like "Slap Yo Mama," are good but I need more. Comment with your favorite go-to spice all and help me spice up the Empire State.