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We are based in Louisiana and I would like to share some things about our culture and the way we cook around here. Cajuns sure have their own style of cooking.
One of the things about Cajun cooking is, not any Cajun will ever cook alike, take my advice, or ask any Cajun, they will tell you! And measuring? It's always a little of dis and a little of dat when it comes to Cajun cooking! Cajuns are very protective of their recipes, so if you can find a Cajun to share their original recipe, hang on to it!
If you ever get a chance to visit, be sure and check out Popeye's restaurant! Popeye's have red beans and rice, and Cajun Gravy that is out of this world! This is one of the most famous chicken fast food places in the South.
We eat some things that may seem strange to others, things like crawfish, alligator, gumbo, dirty rice, etouffee and more. Cajun cooking has been popping up all over the place....you don't have to be a Cajun to cook it, or enjoy it!
Once people try Cajun cooking, most are hooked on it. We use a lot of fat, butter, garlic, onions, in our recipes, and Tony Chachere's seasoning is on most of our kitchen tables! Not a lot of our stuff is healthy, but it is uumm good! Some like it spicy, other like it mild. Cajun food is not all spicy, or hot. When making your own Cajun recipes, you can adjust the seasonings and spice to your own taste.
Another thing we like around these parts is Cajun gumbo. Gumbo is made in many different ways, but first you make a roux. Roux is a little hard for some people, but once you master it, you are well on your way to making great gumbo's and soup's! We have several recipes for Gumbo, and also a recipe for how to Make A Roux, which is the base of a lot of Cajun meals.
A traditional Sunday dinner around here is red beans and rice with sausage, cornbread, and mustard greens. For dessert, a sweet potato pie, or pralines with a strong cup of coffee (Community coffee is the usual here) Then of course we take us a good nap, and probably start eating all over again! Red Beans are even better the next day!
Another food that Louisiana is know for is its Po Boy sandwiches. We make all sorts of Po-Boys here. Shrimp, oysters, seafood, fish, hamburger, and my favorite, Roast beef with gravy. There isn't anything like that gravy and beef melting in your mouth!
These are the long loaf type bread with the soft part scooped out and filled with any or all of the above, then cut in two. One thing about us Cajuns, we will try anything once, and most probably have!
Mardi Gras is held in New Orleans once a year, and if you ever get a chance to come visit, it's something you will never forget! It's one big party downtown and on Bourbon street.
Lot's of music, bead throwing, parades, parties, costumes, street vendors, people dressed in costumes and masks, dancers, and just people having fun. The beads are from plain to fancy, and they are what most people are looking to get while they are there. Watch out though, things can get out of hand when several people try to catch the same beads, you may need to get out of the way, quick!
During the Mardi Gras carnival season, you hear people shouting to the people dressed up in costumes on the floats: "Throw Me Something Mister", and when they do, look out, there are people everywhere scrambling to catch the beads, doubloons, and trinkets. From roses and tiny masks, to crawfish and alligators, they can get real fancy.
We have a cake called King Cake which is another Mardi Gras tradition. It is filled with a creamy filling, baked with a plastic baby doll inside, and decorated with bright sugar flavored colors. We throw parties, and when the cake is cut, whoever has the piece with the baby inside throws the next party. Last but not least, it tastes wonderful. Of course, we don't ever have to have an excuse to throw a party!
New Orleans Louisiana is also known for it's great Hurricane drink This is a very strong drink, and Pat O'Brian's which is located in New Orleans, Louisiana is famous for theirs'. You get the drink in a BIG glass, and even get to take the glass home! We have hurricane parties here when the storms hit and the hurricane drinks are just perfect for those parties.
Entertaining Tip: When planning a dinner party with friends, make sure to be consistent. Choosing the right dinnerware is very important in bringing the theme together. Little things like decorative napkins and party favors help tie everything together. According to what type of party you are planning, you may be able to find everything you need at your local party supply store.
I have a friend here I just have to mention! He has a pet alligator named Chops. He calls him just like you would a dog, and there he comes up waiting to be fed. I actually saw this, and the alligator was awesome (Although I stayed WAY back!) He probably wouldn't thank me for this, but, we also have some Alligator Recipes posted!
One thing though, if you do get to come visit Louisiana, be sure and bring a map! It's easy to get lost, and if you ask ten people, they will all give you ten different directions! (It's a Southern thing!)
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