I’m doing a school project and I want to know if the Asian people helped shape the cajun people. You have to show me your sources
( they need to be reliable ) and show me your proof.
Asian people did not help shape the Cajun people. Cajuns were formerly from Nova Scotia. They emigrated to Louisiana where they were influenced by Creoles. French&Creole = Cajun.
Great food and great music on mainstreet at the Telluride Cajun Festival! Featuring Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, and Papa Mali with Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead!
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I used to live in Louisiana, and now i live in California. I miss the food back in Louisiana, especially the crawfish and boudin. Does anyone know where I can find Cajun food in Louisiana?
I live in Los Angeles, but an answer anywhere in California and Nevada will be fine, as I travel around a lot.
Try international markets. Your best bet will be to order it and shipped on dry ice.
Looking for information on acadian history in louisiana, such as what did the early cajuns eat, when they first got to louisiana.
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A buddy of mine is craving some good Cajun Food and lives in the Twin Cities area, any suggestions?
Use the two links below to find where the nearest one is and get customer reviews sometimes too.
I lived in the south and I am in CA now…..so I usually have to make it my self………..
Wall Mart Super Centers with the full grocery store…..have the boudin and craw fish…….and the southern spices to make your gumbos and etufees……….mmmmmmmm
es the temperature. During summer starting from the streets to the music lying inside the square in all the nights this city is hot and people who spends will be aware of it. Mardi Gras located in new Orleans have self-entity. It was damaged by Katrina and people in that area have helped a lot to re built as it was. This has never happened in any of the city in the past, this is one of the most memorable moments in life.
If you have never tasted the spice of this restaurant then you must have a warning label and this must be found out from the visitor’s them-selves because they are the one who pay for these. We can make it hot by using the hot sauce and it also tastes good.
Cajun favorites are beans and rice. Rises are not naturally hot. They are hot because bit of hot sauce and some sausage and the temperature will rise like the temperature in august. Always have some water near the hands before you start your dinning work because at first bite you might not need them and you might need them at last bite. We can brown the sausage when we cook the red beans and rice. You must change according to the need but make sure that you add some salt till you add unless you add some sausage. Always cook beans and rice separately. But some people use small amount of rice than others.
When you are enjoying the Cajun food we must save rooms that come next. You need not know what we eat sometimes you’re eating at all times. Its always better to un aware than discovering the truth. Don’t care of how or with what it is made. This is because the taste might be good but when you come to know about the ingredients that are added in the food you might lose your interest of eating those foods and the same doubt may arise when we look food that looks different from the usual ones. So enjoy the taste alone and never ask for how the dish has been made.
You will never deny the cooking of Cajun food. You will learn about the goods and bad and dos and don’ts. One day I was shocked to hear that I was eating turtle. But it was very tasty. I was very pleased with the soup until came to know that the soup is the turtle soup. From that instant I was afraid to eat any thing that looked different and if I want to eat it I will ask for the ingredients for the soup. Now I have learned a lesson and I have missed many great dishes. Cooking Cajun food is half science and half art. It and it is important to prepare Mardi Gras environment moving away from the big easy. So, all the best… may good time rule from now. So never cares about the taste eat well and be healthy.
In today’s fast paced life where we are all rushing to scratch sometime for ourselves, Cajun is one country where till date cooking is considered a precious form of art. While there are no particulars in its recipes, a key ingredient is love & emotions. Many people in the country and elsewhere try to imitate the real Cajun flavor but are not able to do so. One reason might be that there are no defined quantities. Yet another major reason is that one must have a sincere feel to cook & serve the best in order to gain that excellence.
Cajun cooking includes a lot more than mere lagniappe from the pantry or the spice cabinet. Here are some fascinating facts about Cajun cooking:
1. Cajun cooking has very few exact recipes.
These recipes are often focused on taste factor that is more oft based on an individual’s decision. That means no measurements are fixed.
2. The mood of the cook decides the taste.
Try cooking a Cajun dish 4 times in a day and you shall find that every time it shall taste a bit different. The hidden spice of these dishes is the mood of the cook. Cook it happily and dish turns out ‘yum’. The moment you cook angrily, it shall become hot & spicy and might lead to the rage of the ones who eat it.
3. Present it with a ‘Bam.’
Remember Emeril Lagasse. He often relates some experience or story with his dishes and whenever he presents them, he does it with a “Bam!” This kicks off some special taste buds among the people and they relish the food all the more.
4. Meet with the person’s heart & soul.
Cajun cooking believes that good food is all about meeting their heart & soul. Love, affection & a feeling to serve are the hidden ingredients of Cajun cooking. This also explains as to why some southern cooked dishes are called ‘soul food’. Remember the New Orlean delicacies – Well the place itself is located in the Deep South.
5. Grab the real & right ingredients.
Cooking Cajun food outside New Orlean region at time can be a major challenge. This is because its ingredients are pretty hard to find. It seems just impossible to come across fresh spices & seasonings that are indispensable to most Cajun foods. Other hard nut to crack is locating andouille sausage and fresh crawfish during the mid of Michigan winter.
6. Visit the nearest specialty store for the right ingredients.
In case you are really interested to cook Cajun food at home, watch for the right ingredients in the specialty food shops. Also there are shops where you can place special orders and get your list done. The international food sections at some grocery stores stock limited Cajun seasonings. However, these sources are very few.
7. Add a little jazz to set the mood.
Once you are through with the requisites, charge up the environment with some jazz and glare to set your mood as well as for those whom you are serving.
8. Cajun cooking takes time so be patient and chalk out some of your schedule for it.
The best of Cajun delicacies require substantial time for simmering. One must have the patience and schedule the cooking accordingly. Assure yourself that the food would be done in time and I do not need to rush. There are ways to see when the food is done. It would be great to try these means. One must have a first hand experience of the same, rest the stories might be mere myths.
9. Cajun cooking is an emotional experience.
This type of cooking judges your talent, certifies your patience and sometimes charges up your energy levels. It is surely an experience worth trying.
10. Cajun food enlists some of the richest delicacies on the planet.
Excelling the art of cooking would put you through slavery of your taste buds for years together. Try these to become one of the earnest slaves!
Orlando, Florida, is a popular choice for parents who want to take their kids on a short break this April. After all, Disneyworld – the world’s favourite children’s theme park – is located there and thus provides an excellent place to let your children run amok! However, next time you’re in Orlando for some family fun, try and look beyond Disneyworld as April in Orlando could hold some very interesting surprises!
One of the most high profile events in Orlando’s April Calendar is the Central Florida Fair. Running since 1912, the Central Florida Fair offers food, exhibits, music, rides and entertainment for the entire family – so if Mickey ever gets a little too much, your kids will get to enjoy something non-Disney related in Orlando. The 2007 Central Florida Fair boasts a variety of attractions, including Kenya Safari Acrobats, the Sunburst Beauty Pageant & Baby Contest (open to girls and women aged 4 to 27 years) and the Frisco Brothers Exotic Annual Exhibit & Show, which is back for a remarkable eighth year running.
If you’re looking for some active fun in Orlando this spring, why not take your kids down to the Soap Box Derby Rally. Whether you’re a first time driver or an experienced soap box racer, make sure you seize this chance! Race cars will be available to drivers at the rally free of charge; and each driver will be able to make several test runs down the track to see if the Soap Box Derby Rally floats your boat. And since the Soap Box Derby Rally is restricted to drivers aged 7 to 16, you know your kids will be safe and have fun with other children their own age.
Finally, one of Orlando’s most exciting festivals held in April is the Rajuncajun Crawfish Festival. This exciting festival has been an annual fixture in Orlando’s calendar since 1989 and brings the smells, sounds and tastes of the famous Louisiana Cajun Country to Florida. With sizzling Louisiana-style Cajun and Zydeco music, a relaxed atmosphere and first-class Louisiana cuisine, you and your family are sure to have a wonderful time at the Rajuncajun Crawfish festival! Whether it’s bluegrass, fiddle or classic rock music you love, the Rajuncajun Crawfish Festival will offer you all this and more, accompanied by a Cajun buffet that includes double dipped black bayou fried chicken, corn on the cob, shrimp head-on Louisiana style, red creamer potatoes and more besides.
If you’re planning on a family holiday to Orlando in April, why not opt for a hotel suite for a more cosy family accommodation experience. You’ll find plenty of hotels and hotel suites in Orlando at your disposal, so you and your family will be able to enjoy the magic of Orlando in peace and comfort – whether you choose to spend it in Disneyworld or not!
Happiness is like a virus, you would never come to know when it gets spread and your smile is seen in some one else’s eyes. The event of Mardi Gras is all about spreading that festive smile. While it is considered a special time span of the year down at Cajun Country, you can bring this festivity home quite easily.
Even if you do not reside in New Orleans, celebrating a festival only requires the right spirit. And in case of the Mardi Gras – the right ingredients. Yes, the essence of this celebration is the food, because Cajun cooking is known all across the world and this festival is all about touching the roots, the traditions and getting back some real Cajun cooking.
Now, to indeed spell the feel of Mardi Gras, plan a grand old meal fitting for King Rex. New Orleans city is known for their party moods and that’s where you hit the jackpot. So, now note down the key ingredients – spices and rice.
Actually, people always have a hard time locating the real ingredients required for Cajun recipes. In case you meet a similar kind of problem, remember two key features of this style:
1. Cajun food is very spicy, so has quite many hot sauces in the meal.
2. It consists of a lot of rice.
The reason behind is the same – the social structure in those days. In the olden days when the society was primarily divided in to the main sections like very poor, average and the rich, the riches had the food that the poor ones couldn’t even imagine. Those people used a lot of rice. Rice is indispensable in all sorts of dishes ranging from gumbo to red beans. The other variations depend upon the cost and culture. Creole is considered a rather richer choice.
In order to add some taste to this bland food, the poor in olden days used excess of spices. The modern day restaurants that serve Cajun food often tone down the spices to the colloquial tastes. Yet, till date expect the Cajun dishes to be a bit more heated up than the rest. The Cajun natives naturally then can handle the heat in the food quite well. For this they also have ample quantities of iced tea. The restaurants have iced flowing through the taps to help combat those teensy dishes when they get a bit too hot.
Some known Cajun favorites are listed below:
1. Po boys or Muffalettas
For those who want to go in for some lighter choices the sure names are po boys or muffalettas. Po boys are sandwiches that are some what deceiving in their appearance. These are anyways very filling meals. So as to prepare perfect po boys, one must look out for the perfect bread. Look for it anywhere outside Crescent City. This bread has some unique ‘chewiness’ that is a part of the real flavor of po boy. It cannot be imitated elsewhere. I’ve been all around the country and I’m sure of this fact.
2. French Fries
These continue be a part of the all time favorites for the Cajun countries.
3. Fried Sweet Potatoes
Down south, people like to fry almost everything. The recipe of fried sweet potatoes is pretty different and interesting. Its sweetness counteracts the spices of other Cajun favorites.
4. Chicory Coffee
A perfect finish to the Cajun meal is chicory coffee. In case the local coffee shop does not solve the purpose, try surfing through the website of Caf