In Louisiana, boudin sausage is king. The recipe for boudin balls—the round, large, meaty, spicy boudin that's fried in a thick layer of batter—at Billy's Boudin & Cracklin is a closely kept secret of the Frey family.
Lately, there’s been the “whole-hog” cooking trend. You know, using the tail to the snout. But the Cajun community has been cooking with the whole hog for 200 years. The pure Cajun spirit comes from living off the land in a proper format and being...
Boudin is the most popular sausage you've never heard of—unless, of course, you're from southern Louisiana, where it's basically the sixth food group. We traveled to Cajun country to find the best around.
Communal pig butchering, one of the last remnants of Cajun culinary traditions, is the only way to experience the primal first taste of boudin noir, or Cajun sausage mixed with rice and fresh pig's blood.
Communal pig butchering is one of the last remnants of visible Cajun culinary traditions. This Louisiana custom is also one of the only ways to experience the primal first taste of boudin noir, Cajun sausage mixed with rice and fresh pig's blood.