Old-Fashioned Cooking – Recipes From The Mid-South Is Cajun Cooking

November 23rd, 2022 by admin Leave a reply »

Visiting small towns like Alexandria or Bunkie Louisiana were unforgettable; it was the first time as a little boy I was exposed to southern cuisine. Who can honestly say that the present cuisine’s style is a mirror of the past? The treasured cooks from that era were unknown superstars in a kitchen. Dinner was lively; these Icons are almost extinct. This is evident when we examine the images that are feed to us by mainstream television. They look nothing like the folks I observe who created tea cakes or blueberry dumpling masterpieces with basic ingredients. I will agree that two of the most famous cuisine styles are Cajun and Creole method of cooking. This union in my viewpoint was formed out of survival of the underprivileged to put food on the table for their family. The records of the past will tell us that the people who came to Louisiana were immigrants of the Acadians who were descendants of the French and Creoles who were originally descendants of early French and Spanish. Although, the two held opposing views about how certain dishes should be prepared; they shared the passion. All things are possible when love is a universal thread of the equation.

The spirituality, need, and passion of cooking are the reason I believe Cajun cuisine flourished. Cajun cooking jambalaya, gumbo, Crawfish touffe, and fried okra become very practical. These dishes were staple items used for cooking the known recipes of Cajun cuisine people cherish today. The immigrant’s methods of preparing Cajun and Creole cooking differ, however they united both ways of cooking and created an irreplaceable approach to cooking food that has stood the test of time.

Take a look at what would be considered basic inexpensive ingredients for someone who had a meager income during 1725s. For instance, in Jambalaya you will always find rice, peppers, and traditional seasoning, which is a ritual of Louisiana Cooking. Other ingredients found are onions, celery, chicken, crawfish, shrimps, rabbit, smoked Creole, and Cajun Andouille Sausage. Smoking was a method used by many to preserve meats. Cajun Andouille is a smoked sausage that is made of pork, pepper, onions, wine, and seasonings. Some people also used Boudin sausage.

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