Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cajun & Creole 101: La Boucherie and Cochon de Lait

     This Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, Vermilionville offers a free Cochon de Lait demonstration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes a history of the cochon de lait — or hog butchering — with Vermilionville artisan Jay Steiner, who will also serve as emcee for the day. There will be demonstrations on cracklin’ and boudin making with John Norbert, a soap-making demonstration with Vermilionville artisan Greg Guidroz and a full boucherie (communal butchering) using both traditional and new age methods. 
     Samples from the boucherie will be provided as well as samples of local Parish Brewing’s new Envie ale that pairs well with the sweetness of pork. Jambalaya, boudin, cracklin’ and pork stew will be available for purchase along with soft drinks, water, beer and mixed drinks throughout the day. Live music by Horace Trahan & Ossun Express will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Performance Center.
Cajun Microwave
     Admission is free and open to all ages. 
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Food both, pig roasting demo
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Live pig viewing, kid's activities, Cajun Microwave demo
11 a.m. – Noon: Pig’s ear cooking demo, jam session
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: La Cuisine de Maman restaurant is open
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Soap making demo
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Cochon de Lait history 
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Parish Brewing beer tasting 
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Horace Trahan & Ossun Express performs
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Boudin making demo 
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Cochon de Lait tasting 

     For more information, call (337) 233-4077.

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