Cajun Household Wisdom

| December 19, 2013

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Cajun Household Wisdom

Laissez les bon temps roulez! Let the good times roll!

Cajun culture is funny and fun-loving. It’s rooted in the earth. It’s rooted in the kitchen. It’s needlessly, hopelessly, complicated, and yet is utterly simple and suspicious of all things modern, especially food and drink.

CAJUN HOUSEHOLD WISDOM takes you back to the days when family gatherings stretched far into summer nights with endless food and fun, when uncles and aunts, sisters and brothers, and countless cousins teased and taunted and chased fireflies, while grandpere spouted yet another story about “that ol’ white mule,” and strains of fiddle music lured lovers off into the dark.

You’ll be reminded that the best therapy for whatever ails you, other than eating and laughing, is dancing. In little towns throughout the state of Louisiana, in lounges like the Rainbeaux in New Ibera, the Green Frog in Lake Charles, and the Purple Peacock in EUnice, you’ll find people of all ages–from three to 103–dancing the two-step or the Cajun waltz at the fais-do-do nearly every night of the week–and they’re still there at 9 a.m. the next morning. Cajun wisdom holds tru for young and old alike:

“If at foist you doan succeed, go an’ dance!”

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