On the other hand, Creole cuisine relies more heavily on old world traditions, combining classical European cooking methods with American ingredients. This food tends to be spicier, more formal, and more refined.
Here are some of the major ingredients used in both cuisines. Next week, we'll talk about how they're used in dishes and some special cooking techniques that were developed here.
Pork, especially as tasso (seasoned smoked ham) and in sausages like andouille, boudin noir, and boudin blanc
File Powder - used as a thickener
What else would you add to this list?