The city, home to regionally famous The Best Stop and a host of other Cajun specialty meat shops, is looking to host an annual boudin festival beginning next year.
Rep. Stephen Ortego, D-Carencro, was successful recently in his bid to have the northwest Lafayette Parish city of Scott designated the Boudin Capital of the World by his colleagues in the Legislature. Ortego’s House Concurrent Resolution 41 sailed through the Senate by 34-0 vote and is headed to the governor for his official imprimatur.
The city, home to regionally famous The Best Stop and a host of other Cajun specialty meat shops, is looking to host an annual boudin festival beginning next year. Scott reportedly makes and sells more than 1.3 million pounds of boudin annually and, according to state Sen. Jonathan Perry, R-Kaplan, who sponsored a companion bill, employs more than 80 people in the craft of boudin making.
C’EST WHAT? “Boudin — pork, rice and gravy in a pork casing — has more subtle variations from butcher to butcher than any other Cajun sausage.” From a photo caption on NOLA.com, the website of The Times-Picayune
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