NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02:  Anthony Bourdain attends Hey New York: Meet Anthony Bourdain + Eric Ripert book signing event for his book "Appetites: A Cookbook" at Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle on December 2, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
The 2 Meals Anthony Bourdain Enjoyed Most On Mardi Gras
By Camryn Teder
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a time of celebration before the season of Lent, and in one of the final episodes of the late Anthony Bourdain's show "Parts Unknown," he took a trip down to Cajun country to experience the celebration. Bourdain enjoyed many foods in Louisana, but two meals stood out above the rest.
A recap of the episode notes that Bourdain really enjoyed lunch at Laura's II in Lafayette, with full plates of fried fish, smothered turkey legs, ribs, and beds of gravy-soaked rice. The turkey legs were the main event, packed with garlic and seasonings in a recipe that has been used for three generations, and Bourdain recalled his adoration for the wings in particular.
Bourdain's second taste of Cajun goodness was at a local breakfast joint in Kaplan the day after the Mardi Gras celebration. Known as Suire's Grocery, Bourdain indulged in an oyster Po'boy and some crawfish etouffee, a flavorful, gumbo-like dish, saying that the breakfast spot was "one of the more awesome locations I've ever found."