WATCH: Exploring the differences between Cajun, Creole food

(Angela Chen And Emily Maul/MEDILL)

By: Angela Chen and Emily Maul

New Orleans is known for its rich history, culture and cuisine. From jambalaya to shrimp and grits, these well-known dishes are often paired with the words “Cajun” and “Creole” on restaurant menus.  But what does “Cajun” and “Creole” actually mean? And what is the difference in food? Medill reporters went to Louisiana, the home of Cajun and Creole food, to learn what it’s about. 

Reporting supported by Autumn Jemison and LEDE New Orleans.