Lousiana culture does seem much more diverse. There are many cajuns still living in a subsistence economy based on hunting, fishing, and gardening. The cajun and creole cuisine is rarely found elsewhere, at least not in high quality. The above-ground cemeteries adds a touch of mystique along with the voodoo history. Louisiana’s dark past as a slave-port and holding place for incoming slaves is a curious look at a gut-wrenching period of U.S. history. People from Lousiana seem to have learned a way to cook any part of any animal and make it a delicacy. Whether it’s soft-shell crabs, or sucking the head out of a crawdad, or turtle soup, they don’t miss much. The French, Carribean, and African influence on dialect and cuisine can’t be missed. The greatest Creole restaurants in the world are in New Orleans, IMHO. Commander’s Palace, Brennans, Arnauds, K-Paul’s, Antoine’s, just to name a few of my favorites. And Jackson Square with it’s Cafe du Monde’s beignets and chickory coffee are an interesting experience.
Texas was largely populated by Czechs, Poles, and Germans. They seemed to assimilate into a homogenized Texan culture much more completely. The main cultural interest in Texas now seems Hispanic. Tex-Mex food and BBQ seems to be the bulk of the Texan cuisine. The best steaks are still in Kansas City. I love visiting Texas to be sure. They are a proud and patriotic people. But their cutural heritage is not so rich and diverse as it is in Louisiana. Texas is wealthier, more modern, with more malls, high-rises, extravagant modern hotels, etc. While New Orleans has more boutique hotels with very attentive staff that take great pride in using your name at every encounter. Louisiana, on the other hand, even before Katrina, was a city largely forgotten when it comes to building standards, and remaining eyesores of buildings that plainly need serious structural improvements for safety and many half-demolished buidings.
Each state has its plusses and minuses, but Lousiana culture remains richer and more diverse in my opinion.
THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE SCARIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY REPEAT IT AND ENHANCE THE AUDIO FROM THE EVP. THIS SCENE MAKES THE EXORCIST LOOK LIKE THE FRIGGIN HANNAH MONTANA MOVIE!
Duration : 0:0:37
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Entire film is available on Amazon.com and Ebay. Documentary 1 hour long. Song, Pearl River People, by Charlie Blanchard. Down Of The Pearl River Bayou in Louisiana Honey Island Swamp, the River People serve up the good life. Whether it’s a houseboat reunion, an alligator rodeo, or the Annual Squirrel Hunt Festival, the fun centers around something good cooking under the cypress trees. These Swampers know how to have a good time and play a little homegrown music to get the fish frying and the party started. All they need is a boat to get there. The Entire Documentary Film is available online on Amazon.com and on Ebay. The film is 1 hour long on DVD.
Duration : 0:5:13
Categories: Louisiana Cooking Tags: Blanchard, by, Cajun, charlie, cooking, crawfish, creole, fishing, Gumbo, honey, hunting, island, Jambalaya, Louisiana, Mississippi, party, Pearl, People, pie, River, song, Southern, swamp
This film is based on the original Swamp Cooking cookbooks by Dana Holyfield,
Preserving a unique way of life in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp. The cookbooks contain a collection of Swamp Country Recipes along with colorful photographs that give you a glimpse of the way things are done on the Pearl River Bayou. These Swampers know how to hunt and fish for survival and for fun, then unwind with a little homegrown music to get the fish frying and invite a few friends over for a bite to eat. All they need is a boat to get there. The recipe ingredients include; crawfish, alligator, turtle, catfish, deer, frogs, wild boar, crab, shrimp, nutira, and any other critters found in the Louisiana swamp.
The “Swamp Cooking” song lyrics were written by Dana Holyfield and the music and voice was written and recorded by Carlo Ditto at Orleans Records. All rights reserved.
Duration : 0:4:56
Categories: Louisiana Cooking Tags: alligator hunting, alligators, Cajun, Cajun Cookbooks, cajun cooking, Cajun food, Cajun Recipes, Crawfish boil, fishing, gator, Gators, Honey Island Swamp, hunting, Louisiana Bayou, River People, Southern Recipes, swamp, Swamp Cooking, Swamp People, Swamp Tour, Swampers
www.CajunSexyCooking.com. Anyone who appreciates a woman who can crank an outboard motor and catch an alligator and cook it and look good doing it, should own a copy of the cookbook ’cause down on the Louisiana Bayou, beautiful Cajun girls are stirring up a whole lot of hot stuff. These Cajun girls shop the swamp market, hunting up critters for supper. The recipes in the cookbook are low-fat so they can watch their waistlines, when they are not watching their fishing lines. www.CajunSexyCooking.com
Duration : 0:2:38
Categories: Louisiana Cooking Tags: alligator, and, Bayou, Bayou Girls, boat, Cajun, Cajun Girls, Cajun Recipes, Cajun Sexy Cooking, canoe, cookbook, cooking, cuisine, diet, fishing, Fit, Gumbo, health, healthy, hunting, Lean, Louisiana, Louisiana Bayou, lowfat, new, New Orleans, orleans, pirogue, recipes, River, Sexy, Spicy, Super Models, swamp, Swamp Tour, Swimsuit Models, workout
On the show we will explore the “North Coast of the Caribbean” from the Bahamas, Florida Keys, Gulf Coast to the Yucatan. Maybe someday even Cuba will open up for U.S. visitors. With the help of local guides we will catch, harvest or otherwise obtain the freshest local seafood or game and cook on board with the best chefs from the area. The chef maybe a real star or might just be our Bahama bonefish guide’s Mom who makes the best conch chowder on the island. If we had a special guest like Jimmy Buffet we might just let the shrimp boil and drink margaritas, but every episode will feature tasting the regional culture through food.
On “Life on the Mama Doll” the boat allows us to stay in the rich estuarine environment between the ocean and land, enjoying the natural beauty, people and food.
Duration : 0:4:38