Southern Louisiana

Bourdain’s Field Notes

“The thundering hooves of many horses, the sound of a thousand beer cans popping open. And music, always music.

There are parts of America that are special, unique, unlike anywhere else. Cultures all their own, kept close, much loved but largely misunderstood. The vast patchwork of saltwater marshes, bayous, and prairie land that make up Cajun country is one of those places.

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“Ordinarily, I loathe the idea of Mardi Gras. Any kind of group celebration, anything festive involving dancing fills me with self‑conscious dread. Thousands of happy drunks crowding into the French Quarter, for instance, is not for me—but Cajun Mardi Gras is another thing entirely.”

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