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Houston I’m heated on this issue like a Louisiana Hot link. I would like to know your opinion on this issue?

Houstonians are you tired of being stereotyped by the media of Houston being a cowboy city? Well I am we are being stereotyped out here in California about wearing cowboy hats and boots everyday. Not just California but everywhere. I’m come across many people everyday asking me where I’m from because of my accent. They think we ride horses instead of driving cars and we yell yeehah. Out of all the years that I have lived I in Houston the only time I picture this is around rodeo season. I was watching a sports program today and one of the guys was in Houston wearing a cowboy hat. One guy asked him why he was wearing the hat and he said that is what people wear around here. I’m so tired of these type of people giving us this old western type of perception and singling out Houston as the main city in Texas. I know good and well that Dallas and San Antonio have more cowboys then here.

Uneducated, untraveled, close-minded, ignorant people.
Yeah, and everyone in France wears a beret & carries a baguette under their arm.

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Posted by admin - October 21, 2011 at 8:27 am

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I’m a Cajun from Louisiana.?

Just wondering, what is your perception of south Louisiana and the cajun culture? I went to New York about 20 years ago and I talked to people who asked me if I lived with alligators in my yard and if we all rode around in pirogues (small canoes) to go everywhere? What do you want to know about us?
I love all your answers, we are like everyone else. We just have spicy food, spicy music and spicy love lives! LOL
To grizzlyh – Baton Rouge is having more crime than before from all the people who relocated after hurricane Katrina, but it’s not like New Orleans. Unfortunately, N.O. has lots of black on black crime, I’m not making it up, I see it on the news everyday! But, I guess the NO police dept. is doing it’s best to minimize the crime problem. I only go to the French Quarter or to safe places in NO. I know where "not to go".

I figure Cajuns are just like everyone else with perhaps a bit of an accent and some differences in background and culture, just as a New Yorker is different from someone from Salt Lake City. Although I have met and been casual friends with more than one Cajun, I never asked about gators (even though gators fascinate me) or pirogues. I do like their sense of humor and jokes.

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Posted by admin - October 11, 2011 at 6:50 am

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Cajun vs Creole Cooking?

What are the similarities and differences? Is this type of cooking only found in Louisiana or any other states?

Cajun cook tends to be more French influenced since the Cajuns are descendants of the French Acadians.

Creole cooking is more influenced by African-Caribbean (which include French and Spanish) cooking styles.

But to be honest, there is not really a big difference between the two since they’re all part of the cuisine in Louisiana.

I would say that cajun food can be spicier than creole food, but other than that the two are very similar.

Maybe it’s the cook that’s making the dish?

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Posted by admin - October 5, 2011 at 5:29 am

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