True chefs that make their living serving “nice” plates of food will disagree … but I don’t care.
True cajun food is not fancy. It isn’t pretty. And if the truth be known, rarely have photographs that make some of the dishes look appetizing.
Now, I love crawfish bisque, served over rice, with bread (or garlic bread if I’m lucky!) on the side. But I have to tell you that this pot of “stuff” doesn’t look that appetizing even though I know what it is and I know that I like it.
“Crawfish Bisque ain’t that purty”.
Cajun food is best enjoyed in a group, which encouraged mixed friendships of neighbors and extended relations. There was always “room for one more” at any Cajun gathering. And most backyard-chefs tended to honor the old tradition of cooking too much.