“The home of authentic Cajun food”
The town of Vacherie gets its name from the Cajun French term for “cattle fields”, since it sits on the high, west bank of the Mississippi River used for livestock. Vacherie, originally named Tabiscanja (“long river view”) by the Colapissa Indians, has also been known as St. Patrick and St. Philip over the years. Vacherie was a mélange of cultures where the downriver Germans and the upriver Acadians blended to create a French-speaking community in the heart of Creole Louisiana. As its early plantation economy developed, slaves from West Africa and the Caribbean contributed many of the lasting influences on the food traditions of the region. Sugar, indigo, cotton, soybeans, rice, tobacco, and many fruits and vegetables have been grown there, and some are still farmed. Bound to the south by rich swamps surrounding Lac des Allemands, seafood and many forms of wild game are also plentiful. Nestled among the cane fields of St. James Parish, today the small community of Vacherie is home to historic plantation sites and large extended families. The residents of Vacherie thrive on the opportunity to share their cuisine of old recipes with those who visit, just as Chef Jarred is excited to share his dishes with you.
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