Louisiana is only a few hours east of here, but it may as well be a world away. From its sea of gold, green and purple during Mardi Gras to its crawfish boils and zydeco music, it's safe to say a Cajun party is unlike any other.
And that joie de vivre extends to the flavors in its food. Starting out with the Holy Trinity (garlic, onions and bell peppers), Cajun cuisine is a bold expression most notably marked by its use of cayenne pepper. And it's that spicy kick that keeps people coming back.