Whats hot? Cayenne pepper. Jambalaya. Crawfish Etouffee. Filé Gumbo.
From the often overlooked state of Louisiana, Creole cuisine has become an
international mouthwatering phenomenon. Its most noted characteristic is its spicy
tastethe seasoning that gives Creole cooking that special kick. Creole cooking
blends together all of its influential cultures, mixing tradition and invention to create
a cuisine and culture all its own.
Whats hot? Heritage. Tradition. Language. Roots.
Creoles of Louisiana are a fusion of ancestries and culturesSpanish, French,
African, Native American and more. Rooted in custom, history, language. Bound together by
land and blood. Out of a heritage of differences came unity. One people, one culture, one
Whats hot? Creole culture and Creole cuisine.
Friday, January 18, 2002
The festivities will begin with an opening
ceremony on Friday January 18, 2002 at 7pm. This event will be sponsored by the Louisiana
Creole Heritage Center and scheduled to be held at Northwestern State University. Plans
are in the works to have presentations from Winston DeCuir of Baton Rouge, B. Christophe
Landry, of New Iberia, and writer John Sarpy of Shreveport, and more.
Saturday, January 19, 2002
Begin at 11 AM until Midnight. There will be a break in the musical entertainment for the
Mass Celebration at 5:30 pm.
Exhibits & Activities
All exhibits will be on hand for viewing beginning at 10 AM. Presently scheduled
- Louisiana Creole Heritage Center "The Creole Rolls Are You
- Cane River National Park
- Paintings by Josie LaCour
- Ceramics by The Sisters
- The Country Store
- Cooking demos by various Creole Cooks from across the state
- Cajun/Creole Cattle Brands
events will be held in and around the main hall of the St. Augustine Church of Cane River
fame. The church is located on Hwy. 484 in Natchitoches parish. Coming in on
I-49 from the south, take the Cloutierville exit, turn left onto Hwy. 1
to Hwy. 493, turn right to Hwy. 484 - from the north take the Cypress-Flora exit, turn
right onto Hwy. 1 to Hwy 493, turn left to Hwy. 484.
additional tourist information and accomodation listings contact:
Parish Visitors Bureau
781 Front Street
|ADMISSION: $7 for
adults, $2 for kids 7-17, and free for children 6 and under. Admission includes ALL events
plus the main dance.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Ramada
Inn (318/3528281) for the nights of the 18th and 19th at a rate of
$50 per night.
Laissez les bon temps roulez!