what is a creole?
geneologist

Smithdale, MS

#22 Jun 30, 2009
i traced my heritage and found out i am creoloe. I am a decendant of a frenchman and african slave. my grandmother was spanish mixed with black. creole people are people who descended from the french and spanish settlers who had original conrol of Louisiana. the difference between us and cajun people are that cajun people are the whites who are mixed with french and spanish
From South Louisiana

Garden Grove, CA

#23 Jun 30, 2009
I have known people in New Orleans (white) who are direct descendants of French Creoles and have some Spanish colonial ancestry. They are considered Creole. The use of the term among white people was not so important through the years probably because the distinction did not help socially, legally or economically. They were not disadvantaged by skin color in the post- slavery South.

To the mixed race Creole it was an important distinction as it usually indicated a connection to the educated, cultured, land owning free people of color prevalent in Louisiana (and rarely elsewhere)for many decades before the Civil War. These people were severely disenfranchised after the War as they were lumped in with the newly freed slaves of the countryside who sought work in the City. Jim Crow laws solidified the seperation of black from white legally, no matter what the ancestry was.
worst nightname

Covington, LA

#24 Jun 30, 2009
Mulatto mud wrote:
Mulattos and "high yellows" will claim to be Creole when they are really just mutts.
I ain't no damn mutt....i hope my mutt poops in ur face
Not Buying it

Garden Grove, CA

#25 Jul 1, 2009
geneologist wrote:
i traced my heritage and found out i am creoloe. I am a decendant of a frenchman and african slave. my grandmother was spanish mixed with black. creole people are people who descended from the french and spanish settlers who had original conrol of Louisiana. the difference between us and cajun people are that cajun people are the whites who are mixed with french and spanish
Cajun has nothing to do with Spanish, they are Canadian French.
rambling man

Stillwater, OK

#26 Jul 1, 2009
ronnie dobbs wrote:
forget all that, most creoles in Louisiana came from Canada - story i was told... let me tell you fag how its went down. when Canada ran the french out they put them on boats well, they weren't sailors they ended up lost and in the gulf, landed on the shores of Louisiana got off poor so they screwed and mingled with the poor: blacks, Indians, and such.... you want to get down to brass tacks, they are just some mixed up french-Canadians, i mean who can even keep track of all that mixing beyonce's mom is just a fat colored. You just been done one by ronnie dobbs.
No dumb ass. The cajuns came from Canada.
Cajun food

Crowley, LA

#27 Jul 2, 2009
Cajun food is so much better tasting than Creole food. Vermilion parish has the best! It's better to eat at a real Cajun's house though.
Lance

United States

#28 Jul 2, 2009
Creole is a really nice word for mutt.
cajun

Crowley, LA

#29 Jul 2, 2009
Most people are mutts if you think about it, a lot of us come from different backgrounds. I'm French, German and Spanish = mutt
From South Louisiana

Garden Grove, CA

#30 Jul 2, 2009
Cajun food wrote:
Cajun food is so much better tasting than Creole food. Vermilion parish has the best! It's better to eat at a real Cajun's house though.
I disagree...you simply can't compare the two types of cuisine- one is not better tasting than the other. Creole cuisine is not indiginous to the country/bayou/prairie areas of Acadian Louisiana..Creole cooking has stronger connection to traditional French cuisine often reinvented with local ingredients imparted to the Colonists from the Indians ( with later Spanish influence of course).. Gumbo is Creole as is Shrimp Remoulade, Turtle Soup, Crawfish Bisque and Eggs Sardou. I could go on and include the base French sauces, Mirepoix, Meuniere, which are incorporated into Creole.

I love Cajun Food, it is essentially rustic cooking, but is in no way as sophisticated nor is it more flavorful than Creole.. the great thing about Louisiana is that it gave birth to both.
cajun food

Crowley, LA

#31 Jul 2, 2009
From South Louisiana wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree...you simply can't compare the two types of cuisine- one is not better tasting than the other. Creole cuisine is not indiginous to the country/bayou/prairie areas of Acadian Louisiana..Creole cooking has stronger connection to traditional French cuisine often reinvented with local ingredients imparted to the Colonists from the Indians ( with later Spanish influence of course).. Gumbo is Creole as is Shrimp Remoulade, Turtle Soup, Crawfish Bisque and Eggs Sardou. I could go on and include the base French sauces, Mirepoix, Meuniere, which are incorporated into Creole.
I love Cajun Food, it is essentially rustic cooking, but is in no way as sophisticated nor is it more flavorful than Creole.. the great thing about Louisiana is that it gave birth to both.
"Sophisticated vs Rustic" Interesting! I prefer the cajun gumbo. I am so cajun that I never heard of those other sauces.
cajun food

Crowley, LA

#32 Jul 2, 2009
From South Louisiana wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree...you simply can't compare the two types of cuisine- one is not better tasting than the other. Creole cuisine is not indiginous to the country/bayou/prairie areas of Acadian Louisiana..Creole cooking has stronger connection to traditional French cuisine often reinvented with local ingredients imparted to the Colonists from the Indians ( with later Spanish influence of course).. Gumbo is Creole as is Shrimp Remoulade, Turtle Soup, Crawfish Bisque and Eggs Sardou. I could go on and include the base French sauces, Mirepoix, Meuniere, which are incorporated into Creole.
I love Cajun Food, it is essentially rustic cooking, but is in no way as sophisticated nor is it more flavorful than Creole.. the great thing about Louisiana is that it gave birth to both.
Are you J. R.?
Not Buying It

Garden Grove, CA

#33 Jul 3, 2009
cajun food wrote:
<quoted text>"Sophisticated vs Rustic" Interesting! I prefer the cajun gumbo. I am so cajun that I never heard of those other sauces.
Do yourself a favor: make an effort to get to some of the great New Orleans restaurants that serve the Creole cuisine known around the world.

The sophisticated vs rustic comment is not an insult, by the way...It simply describes the techniques, ingredients and presentation.

Cajun is not served at Galatoires, or Arnauds or Antoines but are both served at Commanders Palace.
From South Louisiana

Garden Grove, CA

#34 Jul 3, 2009
Sorry, i'm not J.R. - Also I posted the wrong moniker above.
cajun food

Crowley, LA

#35 Jul 4, 2009
From South Louisiana wrote:
Sorry, i'm not J.R.- Also I posted the wrong moniker above.
OK thought you were someone I went to school with. I'm not insulted. Everyone's taste is different. I'm just cajun all the way. I love my rice and gravy! LOL
mimi

Lenoir City, TN

#36 Jul 5, 2009
Awwww...ya'll don't know pda-da-da! lol
mimi

Lenoir City, TN

#37 Jul 5, 2009
(that's what my Cajun daddy would say when he thought someone didn't know what they were talking about...."Ya'll don't know s*it!")
From South Louisiana

Garden Grove, CA

#38 Jul 5, 2009
Really mimi? Which statements are factual errors?
ShesKuntry

Amarillo, TX

#39 Jul 6, 2009
If ya'll are ever passing through Zwolle, LA, stop in for some of those "famous Zwolle Tamales", that'll make ya appreciate the Louisiana culture...YumYum

Oh! And Shreveport/Bossier City, LA has some of the BEST Casino/Hotels. Luxurious...
cajun food

Crowley, LA

#40 Jul 6, 2009
mimi wrote:
Awwww...ya'll don't know pda-da-da! lol
What does that mean? I don't consider Lake Charles cajun in any aspect!
From South Louisiana

Garden Grove, CA

#41 Jul 6, 2009
ShesKuntry wrote:
If ya'll are ever passing through Zwolle, LA, stop in for some of those "famous Zwolle Tamales", that'll make ya appreciate the Louisiana culture...YumYum
Oh! And Shreveport/Bossier City, LA has some of the BEST Casino/Hotels. Luxurious...
I've heard those tamales were good...also I have always loved the Nachitoches meat pies.

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