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Beryl Stokes

A Little Louisiana Cultural History

[ 0 ] August 11, 2012

Tweet Louisiana really has 3 distinct cultural areas, New Orleans, Acadiana or Cajun country, and the rest of the state north of Alexandria. Most people outside the state associate Louisiana with New Orleans and don’t realize Cajuns aren’t New Orleanians. All three cultures are entirely different. Cajun refers to people originally from southern France who […]

Red Beans And Rice History

The History of Red Beans and Rice

[ 1 ] March 26, 2010

Tweet The History of Red Beans and Rice When it comes to the traditional favorite known as red beans and rice (Oryza Sativa), most know it’s a dish that originates from Louisiana. However, there’s a whole lot more than meets the eye with this Louisiana favorite, so let’s dig a little deeper into the history […]

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

[ 2 ] February 27, 2009

Tweet One of the most popular dishes known to Louisiana Creole is the red beans and rice recipe. While not much is known about the origins of the dish, many people believe that it was made on Mondays (washday) because the laundry left very little time for cooking or anything else. Although washdays were certainly […]

The Furcas' Red Beans and Rice Recipe

The Furcas’ Red Beans and Rice Recipe

[ 0 ] November 3, 2007

Tweet Here is a story and recipe from a fellow blogger. Please follow the link back to read lots of other interesting stuff! It was rainy and cold and dark all weekend, which was perfect for my mood. We pretty much huddled in our apartment for two days straight, playing Madden, watching scary movies, eating […]

Red Beans And Rice History

Red Beans and Rice Recipes – A History

[ 0 ] August 26, 2007

Tweet Being a South Louisianian, red beans and rice is a staple in our diet. It has a lot of history as well as popularity. Here’s a short version: Monday was traditionally washing and cleaning day, so a pot of red beans would be put on the stove in the morning to simmer all day […]