Celebrate Mardi Gras With a King Cake Recipe

King Cake Recipe Simi Valley CA

Festive king cake recipe! Mardi Gras wouldn’t be complete without a king cake! Indulge in this Mardi Gras tradition, and check out this delicious king cake recipe. Here’s what you’ll need to get started. DOUGH: 1 cup milk 1/4 cup butter 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45

Mardi Gras Events in Los Angeles

Mardi Gras Events Simi Valley CA

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Los Angeles! Mardi Gras is almost here! Celebrate the holiday with these events throughout the Los Angeles area. From New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro, these internationally themed events are sure to be a good time. LA Farmers Market When: January 30-31, February 6, February 9, 2016 Where: Farmers Market Celebrate

The Origins of Zydeco Music

Zydeco Simi Valley CA

Your quick guide for everything Zydeco.  Zydeco music is a staple in Southern Louisiana culture. But have you ever wondered where the tradition came from? Here’s your quick guide for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Zydeco music. History: The genre first emerged about half way through the 20th century. It’s a fantastic blend

Cajun Vs. Creole: Do You Know The Difference?

Cajun Vs. Creole Simi Valley CA

Cajun or Creole, with delicious food and great music, they’re the foundation of Southern Louisiana! Cajun and Creole are frequently used interchangeably, but they’re two very different cultures. Cajun refers to the French or “Les Acadians” from Canada that migrated down to Louisiana. Whereas Creole refers to a blend of European, Caribbean, and African cultures.

Warm Up This Winter With This Spicy Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo Recipe Simi Valley CA

This gumbo is perfect for the winter season! Gumbo is sure to warm you up on cold winter nights! Spicy, hearty, and flavorful, this shrimp gumbo recipe is perfect for your wintertime Cajun cravings! Here’s what you’ll need to get started. Ingredients: 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch rounds 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Top 3 Must Visit Cajun & Blues Cities

Must Visit Cajun & Blues Cities Simi Valley CA

Visit these cities for even more Cajun & blues music! Can’t get enough Cajun & Blues? When you’re not at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, visit these cities and immerse yourself in Cajun & blues culture! New Orleans, Louisiana USA This city is the capital of Cajun & blues culture! This city

2016 Grammy Nominees for Best Blues Album

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Check out the 2016 Grammy nominees for Best Blues Album! As 2015 comes to an end, the Grammy nominees are in for 2016! This year, there are five nominees for Best Blues Album 2016. Each album is a fantastic illustration of blues music. Last year’s winner was Johnny Winter’s Step Back. It was his final album. The

Best Year-Round Blues Venues in Los Angeles

Blues Venues Simi Valley CA

Listen to great performances year round! Can’t wait for the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival in May? We hear ya’! Enjoy live blues performances year round at these blues and jazz venues throughout Los Angeles! The Jazz Bakery Moveable Feast After the Helms Bakery in Culver City became a furniture store, this jazz joint

Celebrate the Season of Giving and Give Back to the Community

Ways to Give Back to the Community Simi Valley CA

Support your local community! The holidays are here! With all the holiday fun comes a chance to give back to the community! The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival proudly supports the local community! All our profits are donated to charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes in our community. We encourage you to do the same this

Charming Cajun Recipe for the Holiday Season

Cajun Recipe For Holidays Simi Valley CA

Bring a little Cajun into your Christmas holiday! If you’re an enthusiast of all things Cajun and you’re tempted to try some spice in your holiday dishes, this one is lined up perfectly for you! This Shrimp and Andouille Sausage with Asiago Grits is a true Cajun favorite and is suitable for the upcoming winter