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Is There Really A Difference Tween Cajun and Creole Food? – Watch This And Find Out

Being from New Orleans I always wondered what was the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine. I mean I knew there was a difference but I didn’t know how to explain it.

Is There Really A Difference Tween Cajun and Creole Food? – Watch This And Find Out

This video is from an Aussie who found a great dish at Buffa’s, kind of a mix of of Cajun and Creole. And the young lady, a local, sitting next to him does a pretty good explanation of what makes Cajun and Creole different.

My family is from St. Martinville, considered the heart of the Cajun country. When I was a kid we used to go there a lot and spend weekends and sometimes longer. My father wanted us to get to know his family and get an idea of what it was like growing up in a small town.

I used to love going there, loved being around my uncles, aunts and cousins with the cool Cajun accent. My father’s family is not really Cajun, we’re French, being descended from three brothers who immigrated directly from France in the 18th century.

Of course, we all ate the country food that everybody ate. We didn’t call it Cajun food. It was just our food. You know the gumbo and jambalaya and the sausages and all of dat other type of Cajun fare, cher. And yeah, my family really did say ‘cher’ just like you hear it in the movies.

So, yeah, Cajun and Creole are different, as there are distinct differences between Cajun and Creole people, but the are both quintessential South Louisiana. Oo, yeah, I ga-ron-tee!


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