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Where Cajun Began

Where Cajun Began

April 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

As one of the oldest surviving towns in Louisiana, St. Martinville retains many buildings and homes reflecting the beautiful architecture of days gone by. St. Martinville has become symbolic of the Acadian legacy, holding sacred the history and legends of the Acadian people who settled in Louisiana. Bayou Teche, a waterway in south central Louisiana, […]

It’s Crawfish Season, Come Twist Some Tails with Us

It’s Crawfish Season, Come Twist Some Tails with Us

March 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you tour Cajun Country you’re bound to encounter crawfish. It’s as inevitable as BBQ in Texas, lobster in Maine, beans in Boston, or potatoes in Idaho. Crawfish, mudbugs, crawdads, or crayfish—call them what you will—are woven into Cajun culture. They raise them, catch them, eat them, and sing about them. They even adopt them […]

Dance For a Chicken at a Cajun Country Mardi Gras

Dance For a Chicken at a Cajun Country Mardi Gras

February 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Mark Twain once wrote that a traveler “has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.” Of the thousands of festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada, none tops Mardi Gras. Spectacular parades, unbelievable costumes, music, dancing, food, drink­—take your pick of places to indulge and enjoy. The largest celebration […]

As the Boudin Turns

As the Boudin Turns

February 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Philadelphia might have the cheese-steak sandwich. New York may boast of its pizza, and Texas has BBQ—but Southwest Louisiana has boudin, and eating it guarantees a tingling palate and a full stomach. In many homes, boudin is more revered than crawfish, with recipes passed along for generations. Chances are, if you don’t live in or […]