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creole vs. cajun vs. arcadian


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creole vs. cajun vs. arcadian

oldtimer | Jul 24, 2005 04:28 PM

Can the difference between creole and cajun be summed up in one sentence? As a Northerner, the definitions sound identical to me - island cuisines, as imported/modified in the Southern US (especially New Orleans).

Which would gumbo be considered? Jambalaya? Charred Fish? Po'boys?

Also...does anyone call cajun "arcadian" anymore? As I understand it, this meant French-Canadians who immigrated to Louisiana and environs, and the source of the term "cajun". Do they represent different cuisines in the here and now, however?

I saw a recipe online for "Arcadian Shepard's Pie", for example. Would this be considered a French-Canadian dish or a standard French-Louisiana one?

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