What a great welcome! It's nice to meet all of you. And Athenaeus, you were more correct than you knew! Years (& years & years) ago, when I was in school, I lived in Thessaloniki for 2 years. But then, of course, I was not a Southern! (Thessaloniki is Greece's second largest city, located in the north.) I was in 28 countries while living there, so now I cook a little bit of everything & specialize in Cajun/Creole. So even though I was born here, I'll still put my baclava, taramosalata, tsatsiki, & souvlakia up against anyones! Wow, don't you hate it when you make yourself hungry?
We are located in Baton Rouge, about 70 miles upriver from New Orleans.Baton Rouge is sorta' an overgrown small town,(at least in attitude) although we are the capital and the home of LSU. Traditionally, north LA is "country", south LA is cajun, and New Orleans is, well, Nu Awlins. We're right in the middle, so we're a little bit of everything. This is where I, my parents, their parents, etc. were born. I've lived in Greece, Dallas, Cleveland, & Pittsburg - but I always come back here! So throw a note in a bottle in the river shroomgirl! Maybe I'll find it!
The Saucy Cajun