If you’re a fan of all that is Cajun Country, a visit to Southern Louisiana would not be complete without a few stops to sample the cuisine of the region. Although Louisiana is a state that prides itself on its regional cuisine, the restaurants around Houma, Louisiana offer some of the best—and most-authentic—Cajun cooking anywhere in the state.
Cajun cooking, like many regional cuisines, is based on recipes that are founded in the flavors and ingredients of the region. Cajun cuisine is primarily a mix of French and Southern cooking techniques. But there are a number of influences that come from Germany, Spain, the Canary Islands, the Philippines and the Native Americans that were local to the region when it was first settled. Among those who practice the art of Cajun cuisine, each treasured recipe is an eclectic mix of flavors and history that have typically been handed down from one generation to the next and prized for their ability to fill the belly and enliven the soul.