The Adventures of Alphonse and the Cajun Food Tour

By: Brandon | On: November 10, 2020 | Category : Cajun Country Blog, Recipe Blog

Marie on the Cajun Food Tours Bus

This past year for Christmas, Alphonse the Crawfish was gifted a ticket to Cajun Food Tours in Lafayette, LA.  Alphonse has lived in Cajun Country his entire life, and has eaten his share of good food, but the idea of a Cajun Food Tour intrigued him.  “What an interesting way... more

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Sharing our Recipes

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: September 10, 2014 | Category : Articles

We *love* when people share our recipes. So much so that Maw-Maw will often call me to say “Did you see how many Pinterest pins we got?” or “Our Facebook shares for the tarts are at 32 and it’s only been two hours!” If you do wish to share the... more

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Welcome to the new!

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: February 24, 2014 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

We first designed and developed twelve years ago, and poor thing, it’s looked the same ever since. Until today, the only thing that changed was the number of great Cajun recipes we have in our database (and we’re now up to about 1400!) An upgrade has been in the... more

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Making Cajun Rice and Gravy

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: February 24, 2014 | Category : Recipe Blog

While Rice and Gravy may not be on many restaurant menus, it’s one of the most common dishes that Cajuns eat for supper. You can make rice and gravy with many types of meat, including beef, pork, and even turkey sausage. Last night, I picked up some beef and made... more

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Making Old-Fashioned Beignets

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: February 24, 2014 | Category : Recipe Blog

I remember the first time I ate at Cafe Du Monde as an adult. I went in, expecting beignets like my momma made them when we lived in Kaplan, but there was no slit in the middle! Just big, puffy beignets. They were good, but they weren’t like the ones... more

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A Cajun Christmas

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: December 5, 2006 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

Christmas was always my favorite holiday, until I reached the drinking age and started enjoying Mardi Gras more 😉 But at Christmas, I loved eating all that Cajun food at gatherings for both sides of my family. My mom’s side made darn good candied yams and my dad’s side made... more

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Portrait of a Cajun Family

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: February 10, 2006 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

I sometimes check the keywords that people use to find our site and I always laugh when I see people searching for “What does a Cajun family look like?” I imagine that they think that we wear torn knee-high jeans, carry fishing poles and wear gator-teeth necklaces. For those who... more

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Cajun English

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: February 5, 2006 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

I’ve often heard the term “Cajun French” but I can’t recall ever hearing the term “Cajun English” until I came across the PBS series “Do You Speak American?” Come to think about it, that’s a great way to explain how most Cajuns speak. I know from experience that a lot... more

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