'Real Cajun' on Serious Eats

Last Week's Contest Winners

Cook the Book: Real Cajun: iced_coffee, foodshethought, drala625, scooter7018, jcwest47. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to everyone who entered!... More

Cook the Book: Chocolate Yummy

The Chocolate Yummy is a Cajun country dessert that has roots in the same family as Jell-O salad with canned fruit, Nilla wafers with banana pudding, or any recipe that starts with a container of Cool Whip. In Real Cajun, Donald Link has updated his aunt's recipe by replacing pudding mix with homemade pudding, the store-bought chocolate cookies with pecan shortbread, and real whipped cream instead of Cool Whip. More

Cook the Book: 'Real Cajun'

Donald Link is a self-proclaimed "coonass," a true Cajun born and bred in Acadia Parish, Louisiana. As the chef and proprietor of Herbsaint and Cochon restaurants in New Orleans, Link's menus feature classic Cajun dishes with French and Italian twists. Louisiana's local produce, game, and seafood have been lifelong inspirations for Link's cooking. Real Cajun features recipes from every stage of the chef's lifeā€”such as his aunt's Tomato and Bacon Pie, which he enjoyed on childhood vacations to the Alabama coast, or his Game Day Choucroute, eaten with his staff and friends during the first Super Bowl after Hurricane Katrina. Food plays a major role in every aspect of Cajun life, from holidays to family reunions, festivals to funerals; with... More

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