There's just nowhere else but South Louisiana to find real knee-slapping, crowd-hooting Zydeco music. Even the big-city chefs can't cook up a Cajun meal the way they do at the roadside restaurants deep in the bayous of Acadiana. Likewise, no other guide matches the amount of in-depth information presented in Cajun Country Guide. It's a study of Cajuns that tells visitors how to find the sights, sounds, and flavors of one of America's most culturally unique regions.
Take a vacation to a part of our own country that, in some places, didn't even speak English until nearly fifty years ago. While modern technology is weeding out some of the one-of-a-kind qualities of this subculture, not all of them are gone, or even hard to find, if you know how to hunt for them. And there are no better hunters than authors Macon Fry and Julie Posner.
With the handy maps, reviews, and recommendations packed into the Cajun Country Guide, a trip to the bayous won't leave one feeling like a visitor, but more like a native who has come back home.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is unquestionably the best resource for finding out where to go in Cajun Country. Fry and Posner dig deep and travel down nearly every back road in the region. Even locals can find new places to eat, dance and visit. Seven years after the publication of the guide's second edition, most of the places mentioned are still going strong. South Lousiana roots run deep, and the more things change around here, the more they stay the same. Still, some old-timers have moved on, and new folks have moved in, especially post-Rita (and Katrina). It's definitely time for an updated edition! I hope it's on its way, and I for one can hardly wait!
This book is the best written that I have seen about this area. It is precise and beautifully done. I've lived in Cajun country all my life and Fry and Posner have captured the true essence of this area.