The History of Cajun Food: From the Deep South to a Popular Restaurant Dish

Cajun cuisine has long been a favorite type of food, not only in the deep south, but across the US and beyond too. Many people regularly enjoy visiting a local restaurant with their family for some traditional Cajun food, as they can eat a comforting meal that tastes at least as good as home cooking.

The word ‘Cajun’ comes from the term ‘les Acadians’. The Acadians were French colonists who originally made homes in the Acadia region of Canada. Cajun food has a proud history and traditional ingredients, but what has lead it to being such a staple menu in restaurants? Read more from this blog:

The Many Ways Fresh Crawfish are Enjoyed in Seafood Restaurants


Almost everyone loves crawfish, but it’s not a food that’s commonly cooked in people’s homes. Although a staple of traditional deep South cuisine, crawfish has a reputation of being complicated, expensive, and messy to cook with. While that may write it off many people’s shopping lists, crawfish is becoming more and more popular in restaurant dishes. This suggests that people want to enjoy the taste without having to worry about cooking it themselves.

Crawfish is a versatile seafood, and it’s seen in the cuisines of many different cultures. Here are the most common, and most delicious, places you’ll find crawfish in modern restaurants. Read more from this blog:

How Do Restaurants Deliver on a Year Round Crawfish Promise?


Many people love visiting local restaurants with their family to share a platter of crawfish. There’s something about it that’s social, fun, and delicious. However, you may know that crawfish aren’t always easily available.

So how do restaurants deliver on a year round crawfish promise, and keep them fresh until they get to your table? Read more from this blog:

Understanding the Rich History of Your Favorite Cajun Seafood Dishes


Food is history tasted. After all, the food you eat is an invention of your forebears, and reflects the culture and mindset of their time. And when it comes to history-rich food, there is no other cuisine quite like Cajun cooking, which mixes French styles with American ingredients, especially seafood. Below is a quick overview of the culturally significant dishes that have made this culinary tradition one of the most important ones in the country. Read more from this blog:

Delicious Cajun Food: A Cuisine with a Flavor as Rich as Its History


There’s food and then there’s comfort food—the type of cooking that feels like a warm hug for your soul. And when it comes to comfort food, there’s no cuisine more popular than Cajun cooking. And as you’ll see, this tradition has a very interesting—and delicious—story to tell.

A Deep History

Cajun cuisine started when the English exiled the French citizens who were living in Nova Scotia at the time. These displaced people eventually found their way and settled into Louisiana. They relied on seafood, game, fish, and vegetables as ingredients, and cooked them in a culinary tradition rooted in Southern France. Since they lived in impoverished conditions at the time, they cooked hearty meals in a single pot—an easy and efficient way of feeding many people at the same time. Read more from this blog: