Not Cajun, although I love the music, the food, the dancing, the partying, the music, the food, etc.
I'm from across the border in Mississippi. My people are from Corinth, Mississippi and McNairy County, Tennessee, the area where Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee come together at the tail end of Appalachia. I also have close relatives across the line in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
We lived in Jackson, Ms from 1966 until moving to Utah in '91, and spent a lot of time making the 2 1/2 hour drive down to Nawlins, and also into the areas between Layfayette and Lake Charles for some real cajun cooking.
The fellow who used to handle seafood for Dan's out here was from Alexandria and also did the ordering for Market Street so I used to be able to have him get me small amounts of live mudbugs for my cooking, but I think he went back home so I either have to catch my own or get the Chinese version since otherwise I'd have to order them in 50 lb. minimums to get them shipped live.
Where are you from?