Cajun & Creole Culture

Read about Cajun & Creole culture, events, & life in Louisiana.

Old Fashioned Cajun Tarte à la Bouille

Tarte à la Bouille | Ms. enPlace

Mardi Gras 2015 and King Cake Bread Pudding
Basile, LA Children's Courir de Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2015 and King Cake and Coffee Cocktail
Rio 2015 Lafayette, LA

Mardi Gras 2015 and Hot Buttered Spiced Rum
Hot Buttered Spiced Rum | Ms. enPlace

Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation and Grilled Herb Butter Redfish


Louisiana Lingo and Canialle Bleu Cocktail (Sneaky Blue Cocktail)l


Fishing South of New Orleans and Grilled Redfish on the Half Shell


The Courir de Mardi Gras (Cajun Mardi Gras), a Mardi Gras Waltz, and Mardi Gras Croquembouche


The Courir de Mardi Gras (Cajun Mardi Gras) and Artichoke Squares/Crab Artichoke Squares
Courir de Mardi Gras Basile, LA


A Mardi Gras Parade and Singing Shrimp


Going, Going, Gone: My Louisiana Coast Part 4 
Wrap Up and a Little Hope
Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation Project


Going, Going, Gone: My Louisiana Coast Part 3 
Controlling the Mississippi and Freshwater Diversions



Going, Going, Gone: My Louisiana Coast Part 2 
Big Oil, Erosion, and Salt Water Intrusion



Going, Going, Gone: My Louisiana Coast Part 1 
Disappearing


Rhythms on the River 2013Tab Benoit--Offbeat Magazine's 2013 Best Of The Beat Best Guitarist 


Gretna Fest 2013Tab Benoit

Gretna Fest 2013Mardi Gras Indians
Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians

Gretna Fest 2013: Zydeco from Sunpie Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots
Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots Gretna Fest 2013


Fishing/Wetlands Destruction
And my dad's recipe for Perch Spaghetti.


Crawfish Country
An early morning drive through crawfish country and crawfish for breakfast.



Crawfishing
and Crawfish Stuffed Grilled Peppers




A Boucherie and a Cajun Delicacy: Ponce


Traditional French Style King Cake



Cajun Mardi Gras & trivia
 and Corn Maque Chou Dip


 and Praline Pecan Milkshake



Mardi Gras pics & trivia
 and Muffuletta Bruschetta



Right Outta da Bayou
 Pecan Crusted Trout w/ Lemon Butter Crab



Louisiana Bicentennial
and Shrimp Creole Calas w/ Lemony Garlic Mayo


Zydeco Breakfast
and Blackened Bacon Shrimp w/ Cheesy Garlic Grits for brunch



Hurricane Cookin'
...Eggplant w/ Creamy Corn Sauce



Donald Link's Cochon Lafayette
a review of my favorite chef's restaurant




A Spring Cajun Jam
...along with Shrimp & Andouille Baked Potatoes



Mardi Gras 2012
Cajun Style













Mardi Gras Symbolism & History
Why purple, green, & gold?










Cajun Mardi Gras
Courir de Mardi Gras 2010

Pics from both the city & country versions













Egg Paquing
A Cajun Easter Tradition














Cajun & Creole
What's the Difference?










More Cajun & Creole










Camp Life
Weekend on the bayou











Another weekend at the camp
After BP










Down at the Camp
still recovering from BP


Going Down to Grand Isle
How New Orleans goes to the beach











More from Grand Isle
giggin'










Life On the River
It can be bananas











Mondays 
= Red Beans











Zydeco Breakfast @ Cafe Des Amis













Cajun ingenuity











The Plate Lunch
A Southern tradition











A Cajun Boucherie
An old time Boucherie in Eunice, LA














What is a boucherie?










Gumbo Weather
We all look forward to that first cool spell of the year

Pictures & videos from a rainy festival


Pictures & videos
It's not Christmas until you smell cane burnin'


 









More Louisiana Linguistics
Axe away!


And Some More Louisiana Linguistics
More sayins

Louisiana Linguistics
Cajun Style


Nicknames
To have one is to be loved.  Or so they say.


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Random Blog Events

Blog Award
10 honest things about me

Blog Birthday
One year old and still blogging


Royal Foodie Joust
A cooking contest using pumpkin, stout, and sugar.  I placed 2nd in the overall division--not bad for my first try!

Royal Foodie Joust #2
This month's ingredients: fennel, pear, ginger.

 











Royal Foodie Joust #3
This month's ingredients: eggs, greens, cheese.









Royal Foodie Joust #4
This month's ingredients: mushrooms, yogurt, nuts














Royal Foodie Joust #5


This month's ingredients: local beer, tomato paste, honey











Royal Foodie Joust #6
This month's ingredients: berries, balsamic vinegar, whole grain flour
 
I won for Most Unique Interpretation!

 










Royal Foodie Joust #7
This month's ingredients: citrus, garlic, sweet potatoes