Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mardi Gras Events in Los Angeles

Fun Louisiana Facts to Share!

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