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Mama Reta Seems Like My Mama Too!

Thursday “Gravy Day” at Mama Reta’s Kitchen. I know it’s been said before that we have incredible hospitality in the South. And, while that is true, there are some people who take Southern Hospitality to a different level. It’s the “treating you like family” kind of hospitality that really makes you have a genuine smile with crinkles around your eyes and a warm glow in your heart. Well, that’s what eating at Mama Reta’s Kitchen is like…

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Cajun Phraseology

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…

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Louisiana Food Groups

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…

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Creole Soul of Southwest Louisiana

When I think of Creole culture, two things come to mind: Food and Zydeco Music. Like the people, Creole food is a blend of various cuisines from New Orleans, including Spanish, Italian, African, German, Caribbean, Native American and Portuguese. Think highbrow dishes with rich, creamy sauces and an…

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Creole vs. Cajun Ancestry

One of the most frequently asked questions from visitors in Southwest Louisiana, is what is the difference between Creole and Cajun? Creoles as an ethnic group are harder to define than Cajuns. Creoles are of French and European descent, mainly aristocracy who settled in cities, specifically New…

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