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Andouille (ahn-DOO-ee) – Andouille is a type of smoked sausage made with pork, garlic, pepper, onions, wine and seasonings. Boucherie (boo-sher-EE) – A boucherie is a communal neighborhood hog-butchering party that usually results in boudin, cracklins and hogshead cheese. Boudin (boo-DAHN) – Boudin is a type of Cajun sausage made of pork, rice, onions and […]

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16 Signs You’re a Proud Cajun Mama 1. Cajun music is the soundtrack for cooking your gumbo. 2. You tell your children the Rougarou will come to get them when they misbehave. 3. You save the dishes — and don’t ask “from what?” 4. Your children request crawfish étouffée or rice and gravy instead of […]

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IMPORTANT DATES IN CAJUN HISTORY Throughout history, the people known as “Acadians” have faced many trials. While in Canada, the British demanded they swear allegiance to the British flag, then expelled them when they refused. Almost 200 years later, the Acadians thought they found a safe home in Louisiana- then were shamed and punished for […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate Rice into Your Diet The USA Rice Federation identified many reasons to incorporate the grain into your diet, but we’ve chosen the top 5 and done a little extra research on why they matter. 1. Rice is sodium and cholesterol-free. Why should I limit sodium? Too much sodium in your system […]

Match Made in Cajun Country Exploring and experimenting with different flavor combinations is the key to crafting memorable meals. But did you know that when it comes to rice, the variation you choose could add a whole new dimension to your dish? Each variation of Cajun Country Rice has dishes that are a perfect match. […]

A Time for Giving ‘Tis the season to give back. Here’s a list of ideas to spark your charitable spirit. Give a Meal Local food banks like FoodNet and Second Harvest Food Bank are always looking for donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items, especially during the holidays. When you buy groceries for […]

Celebrate What You Love Every so often something is deemed so integral to Louisiana culture that it merits a celebration. Rice has been a staple of Louisiana agriculture since the eighteenth century, and has been celebrated in Crowley, Louisiana with the International Rice Festival for the past 78 years. Crowley has even been called “The […]

Sounds Like Home People often talk about certain smells or sights that remind them of home. For me? It’s a sound. The slow in-and-out of a melancholy waltz, the upbeat pulse of a two-step… accordions have always provided the soundtrack for our home. My uncle Randy Falcon is well known for his hand-crafted accordions, the […]

10 Facts About Rice Rice is one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans, and there are a lot of interesting facts out there about its history, use and nutritional value. We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite facts about rice. Humans have been eating rice for over 5,000 years. Rice farming on […]

So God Made a Farmer Three generations of Falcons have had the pleasure of working with Louisiana farmers—some of the most good-hearted people around. We want to take time to remember and thank all of the hard-working rice farmers and their families. We came across this speech that Paul Harvey gave in 1978 and want […]