Southern Cooking Terms
What is Jambalaya?
Jambalaya is traditional Louisiana dish made in three parts: meats, vegetables and is completed by adding water and rice.
What is the difference between Cajun and Creole?
Creole Jambalaya includes tomatoes, whereas Cajun Jambalaya does not. Cajun Jambalaya is known as "Brown Jambalaya.” Cajun Jambalaya is known to have more of a smoky and spicy flavor than its cousin Creole Jambalaya. However, Cook Me Somethin’ Mister is considered a New Orleans Style Cajun Jambalaya as it is brown, but not spicy.
What is the difference between Jambalaya and Gumbo?
Jambalaya is primarily a rice dish. Gumbo is usually a roux-thickened stew, typically containing either poultry and sausage or seafood, although there are many variations.
Key Southern Terms/Local Dialect
“Cook Me Somethin’ Mister” derives from the Mardi Gras chant of “Throw me something, mister!” said by parade goers to catch beads and other throws from parade crew members.
Yum, Yum Come Get You Some – the Cajun way to say “Dinner is served!”
Why are Purple, Green and Gold significant - official colors of Mardi Gras
Who are the Hungry Party People?
On our packaging, it’s the silhouette of people holding bowls and forks at the top of the bag anxiously waiting to be served their favorite New Orleans dish. Hungry Party People also characterizes our customers that love New Orleans food and culture and want an entrée size portion, not the traditional “suggested servings per container.”