South Louisiana is like no other place in the world. The culture, the music, the heritage, and especially the food is unique to the area, and you will not find these dishes anywhere else in the world.

What is unique about the food here is not only the ingredients but the seasoning and the ways food here is cooked. People are very partial to their cooking utensils, like their burners, cast iron pots, and every good Cajun chef has their own way of doing things.

South Louisiana is the only place where you find certain seasonings and stuff like amazing fresh seafood, smoked sausage, and boudin. Cajuns don't know how to cook for just two people, by the way.

When we get ready to cook, we are cooking for the masses. We may only be feeding three or four people, but we usually cook for, like, twenty. We love leftovers, and as hospitable as Cajuns are, you never who will just drop in, so you always want to have food on hand.

Now, the flip side of that coin is that most Cajun families are huge. So when get-togethers occur, we are usually cooking for a large family of aunts and uncles, mom and daddy with the kids and the grand parents, and you can always plan on at least two or three friends stopping by. This is why we cook for the masses.

Here are some of what we think are the most popular Cajun and South Louisiana dishes we cook regularly.

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