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Boudin: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Boudin: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Boudin: A True Cajun Classic What is boudin (boo·dehn)? It’s probably the first word that comes to mind when a Cajun is asked about their local cuisine, as it’s an absolutely iconic food that, in its Cajun form, is almost entirely unique to the Cajun population....
More Than a Snack: How to Use Pork Cracklins in Everyday Dishes

More Than a Snack: How to Use Pork Cracklins in Everyday Dishes

What are Pork Cracklins? It’s very unlikely that you’d meet a Cajun who wasn’t acquainted with pork cracklins—but even those who eat them nearly every day might not be entirely sure of what they are. The answer is simple: they’re pork skin and fat (from the belly)...
Go Hog Wild: 5 Ways to Use Boudin in Your Kitchen

Go Hog Wild: 5 Ways to Use Boudin in Your Kitchen

What is Boudin? Chances are, if you’re on this page, you already know what boudin is and (more or less) how to use boudin. In case you don’t, however; or you want to know a little more, here are the broad strokes. Though there are many types of sausage named “boudin”...
Pork 101: Understanding the Different Cuts of Pork

Pork 101: Understanding the Different Cuts of Pork

In Cajun country, pork isn’t just a foodstuff; it’s a way of life. As poor people, Cajuns had a lot of love for pork right from the moment they settled in South Louisiana for the same reason it was popular in so many poor cultures: pigs eat nearly anything, don’t...
Cheers, Cher: Wine Pairings for Classic Cajun Dishes

Cheers, Cher: Wine Pairings for Classic Cajun Dishes

From five-star dining to Cajun food at home—few things really set a delicious meal off as well as an expertly paired wine. While some might fall into the “the more expensive, the better” trap, the truth is that when your wine is chosen specifically to complement the...
Andouille Sausage: Your Guide to This Legendary Link

Andouille Sausage: Your Guide to This Legendary Link

Long associated with Creole and Cajun cuisine, Andouille sausage is one of the most popular meat products in the south, and yet it mystifies even some locals to an extent. “The sausage you put in a gumbo” would be an acceptable definition for most; but what exactly...