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Andrew Zimmern Travels to the Heart of Cajun Country on Bizarre Foods

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Louisiana, USA
Andrew Zimmern Travels to the Heart of Cajun Country on Bizarre Foods
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Tune in for Bizarre Foods: Cajun Country Aug. 15 at 9|8c on Travel Channel

On this episode of Bizarre Foods, I’m traversing the heart of Acadiana, an untouched bastion of American history where centuries-old traditions remain a way of life. A region of swamps, bayous and gulf coast marshes, people in Cajun country still live off the land like their ancestors, preserving a distinct cuisine and culture. From a traditional cochon de lait with all the fixins’ on Gerald Lemoine’s farm in Moreauville to jambalaya and gumbo in the legendary kitchen of Alzina Toups, I ate some amazing food on this journey.

Inspired by my day on the water, I created this Bayou Blend—a mix of mustard seed, clove, allspice, chile flakes, coriander seed, dill seed, bay leaf and ginger. Try boiling fresh crabs with potatoes, onions, jalapeños, kielbasa and a scoop of my Bayou Blend. Make a big batch and share with your neighbors, that’s what Cajun hospitality is all about.

VIDEO: Watch me make my version of shrimp couvillion >>>

 

Highlights from the episode:

Cochon!! What a stunner …nice to be back in Cajun Country

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Gerald’s cochon.. perfect

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@toupsmeatery @chefisaactoups knows how to do a crab boil at his dads place.

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Pork Cracklin’s perfected at Billeaud’s Meat and Grocery

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Cajun style frogs legs … a collaboration between @azcanteen and the amazing Allzina Toups.

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The first of 40 we put in our boat fishing with Captain Dee and @chefisaactoups @toupsmeatery

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