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Census Repost

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: April 2, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

I finally got ahold of a super nice lady at the ethnic department of the Census bureau. My last post was so inaccurate that I removed it. To summarize, I’ll just post a letter I wrote to the US Representative of my hometown (Kaplan, LA), Mickey Frith. Mr, Mickey, You may... more

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Crawfish Boils

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: March 31, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

One of the most popular pastimes in Sothern Louisiana is having a big ol’ crawfish boil. I think that was one of my favorite things to do growing up, other than playing Nintendo. My mom was the tax lady of the town and sometimes her customers would come bearing gifts... more

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The Cajuns: Americanization of a People

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: March 30, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

I’ve been reading the book, The Cajuns: Americanization of a People, by Shane Bernard and I highly recommend it. I think that this book is one of the main reasons I exhausted all of my vacation time today by booking a flight to Lafayette (Woohoo!)   I’m going to go back... more

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Thanksgiving in Cajun Country

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: November 30, 2004 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

I just returned from a 9-day vacation in Kaplan/Lafayette and I miss it already. There’s no Thanksgiving like a Thanksgiving spent at home in Acadiana, tee. So much good food shared with so many good friends.. I’m going to get a second home there one day!   Mom (Maw-Maw) and... more

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Poodoos are people, too!

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: November 5, 2004 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

As kids in Kaplan, one of the worst things you could have been was “a big poodoo.” I thought that poodoo was universally known and continued using it when I moved here to California. To my surprise, nobody knew what I was talking about so I told them this… Many... more

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Quack Quack

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: October 25, 2004 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

If I learned anything while on my trip back to Louisiana, it’s that Cajuns are passionate about duck hunting. Why else would they wake up at 4:30am with a nasty hangover and just two hours of sleep to get dressed and head out to the duck blinds? I honestly didn’t... more

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Good Morning Acadiana!

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: October 20, 2004 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

It’s official — Maw-Maw and I are going to be on Good Morning Acadiana on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving! We are going to promote RealCajunRecipes.comby doing a cooking segment on KATC’s morning show. I’m excited that its KATCbecause they are actually the one’s that coined the term “Acadiana.” I don’t think many people... more

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Learn Cajun French

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: October 20, 2004 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

I’m extremely excited! I’ve been a bit down lately about not knowing how to speak my mother’s first language, Cajun French and last Tuesday, I decided to do something about it. For many years, I’d hear my mom speak French to her friends and accuse her of  “talking about us in... more

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