Recipe Book

Cappy's Granola
Cappy's Granola

 Food is a big part of Cajun culture. Cajun comes from the word “Acadian” which means canada/french. My early family’s religion got rejected from Canada and from France so they settled in the deep swamps of Louisiana. There were lots of people that struggled with religion at the time and moved there. Over time, Cajuns developed all kinds of seasonings and different dishes. When we sit down to eat dinner, almost the entire table is filled with bottle spices and seasonings. This recipe book is very important to my mom because her mother gave it to her and when she passes away, it is one of the few things passed down in the Landry family. Recipes like, Gumbo, Grits, and seafood are very important to my grandfather. He prepares a different meal everyday and that really opens my eyes to how big and broad our culture is with the love of food and family.

Place(s): Louisiana


Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more