Cajun Cookin’ Secrets: Paul’s Meat Market and Jack Miller’s

Photo courtesy of JeffreyW Every good cook knows that a great meal begins with two things: the right protein and the right sauce and seasonings. In Evangeline Parish, there are two places that are a must-visit for any home cook or chef who wants to grab a taste of both: Cajun style. Paul's Meat Market … Continue reading Cajun Cookin’ Secrets: Paul’s Meat Market and Jack Miller’s

Cazan’s Crimefighters: Real Life Heroes

Author: Janet Rinardo Travis, co-founder of DNA Now One thing that is truly unique about the Hotel Cazan in Mamou, Louisiana, is that it is host to a team of real-life heroes: Cazan's Crimefighters. Each month, the hotel hosts a "Cold Case Conference," where people from around the country gather to discuss true crimes and … Continue reading Cazan’s Crimefighters: Real Life Heroes

Musical Magic: Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Hip Hop

It's impossible to talk about Evangeline Parish without mentioning the music. The Parish is home to the world's famous Fred's Lounge, where Cajun and Zydeco performers come from all over to showcase their talents on Saturday mornings. There's Floyd's Record Shop and Flat Town Music offices, where many Swamp Pop, Zydeco, and Cajun performers made … Continue reading Musical Magic: Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Hip Hop