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Sunday, April 12, 2009

daily bliss: beignet

The other half of the Cafe du Monde equation...beignet. Puffy fried dough obliterated with powdered sugar that has a habit of sticking to fingers and clothes (prompting my friends and I to "verb" this action beigneted, as in "I got beigneted."). Served burn-your-fingertips-and tongue hot, the treats' crispy outsides give way to a soft inside with a lingering vanilla note.

As I told my friend K yesterday, on my THIRD trip to CdM, I ate more fried foods in New Orleans than in the entire previous year, and most of those foods were these delectable wonders. K and I went yesterday afternoon after my presentation; K, S, and I went on Wednesday to welcome ourselves to the city, and I went with the whole group of Romance Fiction scholars on Thursday to talk about romance novels!


  1. Anonymous3:32 PM

    I've never had a beignet. They are on my list to try. I also have never been to New Orleans. I need to go!

  2. OMG! What could be better than Beignets and Cafe au Lait at Cafe du Monde!