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Acadiana Festivals & Events that are NOT Canceled this fall!

When you start smelling gumbo in the air, it must be fall in Acadiana. And fall 2021 is shaping up to be MUCH better than the fall we all slept through last year. The Boudin Cook-Off and Bacon Fest ushered in the festival spirit right this weekend at Parc International. The weather could not have…

It’s Gumbo Season Ya’ll! My Recipe; chicken & smoked sausage

Gumbo weather is coming! Yay! Very important hint. If you REALLY want to impress someone with excellent gumbo, make it the day before you need it, cool it down, refrigerate it overnight, and reheat it when you’re ready to serve. Everyone knows that gumbo is ALWAYS better the 2nd day. Marie’s Cajun Chicken & Sausage…

Marie’s Seafood Courtboullion Recipe (Koo-bee-yon) for this fall

1 stick of real butter 1 large or 3 regular sweet onions 3 ribs celery ~3 cups seafood stock or water 2 cans tomato paste Roux (if jarred, Kary’s) 1 can of Rotel 1 1/2 lbs  catfish fillets (larger/fatter the better) 1 lb peeled Gulf shrimp 1 lb crawfish tails w the fat Cajun Seasoning…

Fun Things to do in Lafayette, LA

Fun Things to do in Lafayette, Louisiana Are you looking for some of the best things to do in Lafayette, LA? Whether you are visiting South Louisiana or live here, there are plenty of ways to experience the unique blend of Cajun, Creole and Native American cultures.   The music, food, and hospitality that Lafayette is…

Acadiana’s Family-Friendly Mardi Gras

Looking to partake in Mardi Gras festivities with your family and friends? Acadiana prides itself on offering Mardi Gras activities suitable for all ages! If you would like to attend parades in the area, you can have peace of mind knowing that there are rules put in place to keep everyone safe as well as…

Authentic Cajun Experiences

Looking for the most authentic Cajun experience?  We’ve got you covered! Allons Manager on a Cajun Food Tour! – Jumping onto the original Cajun Food Tour is the perfect way to get to taste the best of the best Cajun food in the Lafayette area! Each restaurant you visit on a tour is handpicked and considered a…

Homesick Cajuns

When Cajuns go on vacation or visit family and friends out of state, they always bring goodies from home. There are many Cajuns though who don’t live in South Louisiana anymore and therefore only get “a taste of home” every so often. Fortunately for them, many places in Acadiana are catering to these “expats” and…

Louisiana Flavor Delivered to Your Door!

Every Louisianan knows that when you go to visit friends and family out of state, they want you to bring them some of those treasured Louisiana seasonings, sauces and mixes that they are no longer able to get.  Well, now with Cajun Crate, there is a much easier way to receive Louisiana products! Cajun Crate is a monthly subscription box that delivers 5-8 Louisiana made items right to you! Cajun Crate has teamed up with local chefs and tastemakers so that they are able to fill their boxes with the best products available and give recipients a sample of flavor from many of our different parishes. Along with the products, the crate includes a guide to the items in the box. It gives information on where each one was made along with step by step recipes. The blog on their website contains additional…

What to do in Lafayette, LA

Looking for some ways to let the good times roll in Lafayette, LA? Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there are so many great ways to partake in our “Joie de Vivre” or Joy of Living here in Acadiana. Take a Cajun Food Tour! Lafayette’s Cajun Food Tours are rated #1 on Trip Advisor and offer any tourist or local a…

Hidden Treasures of Downtown Breaux Bridge

Breaux Bridge, the Crawfish Capital of the World, is a small city in St. Martin Parish about 20 minutes outside of Lafayette, LA. Downtown Breaux Bridge makes for a great day out or weekend getaway with all of the hidden treasures it has to offer. If you enjoy antique shopping, Breaux Bridge is the place for you! The…

International Flavors in Acadiana

If you are from Acadiana, you are well aware that Cajuns are very proud of their food. This is evident in the multitude of locally owned Cajun restaurants throughout the area, but have you also noticed that Acadiana is rich with locally owned restaurants of worldwide flavor & influence?  We’ve gathered a few of our…

International Food Tour in Lafayette,LA continues to roll this fall

With over 1500 CAJUN food tours under their belt, Cajun Food Tours, is now trucking guests “Around the World in Acadiana!”   So many fascinating flavors from all over the world can be found right here in Lafayette.  For those who have not been adventurous enough to try them all yet, this tour is for you! The World Food Tour introduces guests to several menu items at each of 5 different nationally diverse restaurants.  True to the nature of Cajun Food Tours, guests can expect an education along with the fabulous food.  Jay Steiner, guide for the new tour, says, “When you taste the food of a different culture, you are tasting their history, their struggles, their triumphs. You are taking a part of them into yourself. Sometimes it is comforting, sometimes it is shocking, but it is always nourishing.” Around the World in Acadiana…

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