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Spice Mix: Cajun or Creole?

Cajun or Creole? by Don R

bowl of jambalaya

Jambalaya is basic to Cajun and Creole cuisine. There are many variations but the spices are fairly standard.

Is there a difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine? The short answer is YES if you are familiar with  Louisiana cooking or culture. Culturally, the Cajun ancestors migrated to Louisiana from  Eastern Canada during the French and English war. Creole describes people who migrated to the New Orleans area from Spain, France and the Caribbean Islands. Just as their history differs, their food uses different flavors. Continue reading