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8 Things You'll Need for a Cajun Thanksgiving

11/19/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
It’s only a few more days until Thanksgiving. It’s so close, I can almost taste it! Of course every family has their traditions when it comes to the Thanksgiving Day and the menu. This year, I challenge you to give your dinner a touch of SPICE with some Cajun inspired dishes. 1. Add the “Trinity” to your recipe One bonafide Cajun ingredient is
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Ways to Know That You're in Cajun Country

1/30/2018 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Have you ever been to a place that surprises, charms and maybe even leaves you wondering why you’re just now experiencing it? That’s the reaction I’ve seen from so many folks visiting Southwest Louisiana for their first time. As a local, there are so many things that define Cajun country which we consider normal in our everyday lives, but to the
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Cajun Phraseology

9/28/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  History
If you’ve ever spent any time around true Cajuns in south Louisiana, you’ve probably noticed a few things that stand out us that seems a little different from most cultures. If you share a meal with us, you might pick up on the fact that we probably like to add a little more cayenne to our food or that we can pretty much find a way to fry up
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How to Make Jambalaya

9/25/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
My Maw-Maw was a great little 4’11 Cajun lady from Cameron by way of New Iberia. One of my family’s favorite things to remember about Maw-Maw was that every day, first thing in the morning, she would put on the coffee pot and the rice pot at the same time - even if she hadn’t yet decided what to cook. Whatever ended up on the menu for the day, you
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Tourist in My Backyard: Lake Charles Food

8/31/2017 by Jessica Pickett
Posted In:  Culinary
Sometimes the best days are the ones spent closest to home. And since I call Southwest Louisiana home, I’m surrounded by exotic flavors, hauntingly beautiful bayous, and colorful festivals. In order to appreciate all home has to offer, I regularly act as a tourist in my own backyard. Steeped in rich French heritage, doused in Caribbean spices, and
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Cajun Cookin' Words to Know

6/20/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Culinary
One thing that sets Louisiana apart from anywhere else in the United States is our delicious food. We always have a reason to gather and eat! The food in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is prepared by people who know what to do with the bounty that nature provides. But, if you’re visiting the area, you’ll probably see some “interesting” words and
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Worth the Trip: Summer Cajun, Food & Music Festivals

5/5/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
***Updated July 7, 2017*** Sort Festival Months: MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUGUST Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is a hot spot for festival-lovers and Cajun food enthusiasts. Put ‘em together and you’ve got 4 fantastic summer Cajun Festivals you don’t want to miss. We can’t help but throw a party. St. Margaret’s Crawfish and Music Festival – May 13,
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Louisiana Food Groups

4/26/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Culinary
Most of us in Louisiana can agree on one thing: food is KING! And, there’s no shortage of food when it comes to our Cajun and Creole cuisine. Visitors be warned – once you’re here, the traditional food pyramid is forgotten and our unique and savory foods will take over. The food in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is prepared by people who know
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