The Gourmet Butcher Block is a Cajun Meat Market located in Gretna Louisiana.
We are also the home of the All-Madden Turducken
Cajun Food: This style of cooking is named for the French-speaking Acadian people deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana. It is what could be called a rustic cuisine; locally available ingredients predominate and preparation is simple. An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice, special made sausages, or some seafood dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available. Shrimp and pork sausage are staple meats used in a variety of dishes.
The aromatic vegetables green bell pepper (poivron), onion and celery are called the holy trinity by Cajun chefs, and with the addition of garlic holy trinity and the pope in Cajun and Creole cuisines. Roughly diced and combined in cooking, the method is similar to the use of the mirepoix in traditional French cuisine which blends roughly diced onion, celery and carrot. Characteristic aromatics for the Creole version may also include parsley, bay leaf, green onions, dried cayenne pepper and dried black pepper.
“My idea of fast food is a mallard.”
“If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?”
“Primarily I’m a meat man, although once in a while I toy with a few vegetables.”
Nat King Cole
“In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don’t have a bad deli. There’s no mediocrity accepted.”
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”