Posts Tagged ‘cajun culture’

Cajun Day Trip: Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours

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Are you staying at The Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed and Breakfast and looking for a different type of outing? If you want to be outdoors and enjoy nature and all its wonderful beauty, head on over to Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours! Whether you are from the area or not, you will thoroughly enjoy being out…

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Mardi Gras Celebrations in Acadiana – 2019

Mardi Gras at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion

For most people, Mardi Gras is the first thing they think of when discussing Louisiana. The crazy parades, great music, tasty king cakes, colorful beads, outrageous costumes, and the amazing parties are a few highlights of this holiday. Lafayette is known to host many parades, events, parties, and great activities including the Greater Southwest Louisiana…

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A True Reflection of Southern Hospitality

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Southern Hospitality is a way of life in Acadiana. The vibrant Lafayette Louisiana metro area and surrounding communities that make up Acadiana offer visitors signature regional cuisine, cultural assets, festivals, and many historical sites. The unique identity of the city is also charming. The same culture of southern hospitality is adopted at the Louisiana Cajun…

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Christmas at Acadian Village

Acadien Village at Christmas

During the Christmas season, one of the most breathtaking attractions in Cajun country are the lights at Acadian Village. Not only a notable tourist attraction, the venue draws flocks of locals who make it a yearly family event.   Christmas at Acadian Village in Lafayette, La is always a special event in these parts, and is…

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Avery Island Day Trip

seven miles to Avery Island road sign

Historically, Avery Island is known as the “Salt Dome”. Today, it is known as the birthplace for the only Tabasco sauce factory in the world. Lush with venerable live oaks and subtropical flora, it is just one of the islands that stand tall above south Louisiana. First a quick note about Louisiana Islands:  The word…

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Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler – Spring Time in Acadiana

Beautiful shot of Azaleas in bloom at Avery Island

Acadiana, “The Heart of Acadian” is the name given to our Nova Scotian French settled region here in Louisiana. People living here (Cajuns) have a “work hard, play hard” kind of attitude, which is why our area hosts so many events. There’s a reason why Lafayette is known as “The Hub City” of Louisiana. Over the…

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Scenic Louisiana: Creole Nature Trail

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Louisiana scenic attraction called the Creole Nature Trail – a 180-mile byway across the state.  The rich scenic beauty and boundless wildlife found along the Creole Nature Trail adventure brings joy to millions of visitors annually. As we breeze into springtime here in Acadiana, our thoughts turn to nature. The imprint of Louisiana’s natural bounty…

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Tips for Making a Cajun Rice and Gravy

Cajun Rice and Gravy Browning Process First of all… Don’t Rush It. If you can just learn this upfront, you’ll never say “My rice and gravy isn’t as good as Moma’s or Grandmas”. Stir the meat frequently, and scrape the brown stuff (Grah-doo) off the bottom of the pot so it will not burn. Be…

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Cajun Rice and Gravy Recipe

About Rice and Gravy Cooking a delicious Cajun Rice and Gravy is a skill learned by generations of cooks passing their techniques down to their children.   There are lots of different Cajun Rice and Gravy recipes out there on the web. Most of them are obviously written by Non-Cajuns; and if you are a…

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