Friday, March 23, 2012

Cajun Dictionary, Common Terms and Recipes

The language in this part of Louisiana is unique and I love to hear it spoken. In many ways hearing the Cajun people talk is much like hearing my own sweet French Canadian Father. Daddy came to the United States when he was just 17, joined the U.S. Military and never returned to his homeland. After marrying mother he remained in the deep south where he lived until he died.  His French became a broken kind of Southern-Cajun-French.

I came upon this Cajun Dictionary today while looking around online for things to see and do while we're waiting for the part to come in for Endie.  I thought some of my blog readers might like to take a look.  I hope you enjoy it.

Cajun Dictionary | New Orleans Plantation Country

If you enjoyed the dictionary, you'll probably get a kick out of the next link that interprets some  common Cajun terminology. It's taken from the same website .  Enjoy.

Cajun Terms | New Orleans Plantation Country

And finally, there was a page of some (undoubtedly) delicious Cajun recipes -- for those who cook.

Recipes | New Orleans Plantation Country


  1. Sure enjoyed re-visiting the River Road...toured these places the year of the World's Fair in New Orleans...look forward to visiting your other sites....Betty, Alabama

  2. What a wonderful blog. We're coming from Melbourne, Australia and visiting Dallas, Galveston, Baton Rouge (staying @ Oak Alley), New Orleans for Easter and finally Natchitoches. Loved your photos and where to eat especially around Baton Rougue. Thanks for sharing.