Marie Ducote of Cajun Food Tours in Lafayette, Louisiana, tells us about the Cajun food scene. We talk about king cakes, gumbo, and the differences between Cajun and Creole food.
- Lafayette has the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States
- Lafayette is Cajun country; New Orleans is Creole
- Crawfish runs from January until June
- Johnson’s Boucaniere is a fantastic smokehouse if you enjoy sausage
Food for Thought
- Q: During the 2015 Mardi Gras season hat type of king cake did Bob Carriker make that went viral after being posted to Facebook?
- A: Boudin and cracklin and Steen’s cane syrup.
Out of the Frying Pan
- Favorite Place for Brunch: Blue Dog Cafe
- Favorite Farmer’s Market: Lafayette City Park
- Favorite Restaurant with a View: Ruffino’s on the River
- Favorite Place for Crawfish: Louisiana Crawfish Time
- Favorite Dessert: Bananas Foster Bread Pudding at Bon Temps Grill
- Favorite Food Truck: Viva la Waffle
- Favorite Place for Drinks: Martinis at Bon Temps Grill