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We went on a food tour with Cajun Food Tours the other evening. If you are ever in Lafayette it is a must. Marie is a local with wealth of information on the culture, history and food scene. The trip was three hours and Marie had 5 places mapped out that she drove the bus to for us to sample.
We started out with a smoked grilled cheese brisket sandwich from Johnson's Boucaniere. Today it is run by the daughter of Mr. Wallace-the original owner. He is ob=ver 90 years old and comes to "work" everyday. Great combo that I would have never thought of putting together.
The second stop was at Poor Boy's Riverside Inn for crab gumbo. It was very rich and many layers of flavor.
The third stop was Earls Cajun Market where we sampled cracklins and boudin. Cracklins could be a deadly obsession. Boudin seems to have much less taste as our different sausages.
Fourth stop was at Bon Temps Grill where we tried alligator legs. It tasted "Just like chicken." The are farm raised just for this.
Final stop was at Poupart's Bakery for King Cake. This was made from briochie and was very tasty and had a "baby" hid in it.
We also stopped at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist to see the largest Live Oaks in the US a over 500 years old.


Posted by Mystic Explorer 13:18 Archived in USA

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