Looking for inspiration to freshen the tired pages of the blog, and idly browsing the home town City of Eunice (Louisiana) tourism website, I came across this photo of Lejeune’s Sausage Kitchen, a local business of regional renown noted for its traditional repertoire of smoked Cajun style sausage and meats, including tasso. Since I got a kick out of blogging Lea’s Lunchroom a couple of weeks ago, it strikes me that a worthy purpose of this blog could be, occasionally, to spotlight notable local culinary establishments. Such blogging is entirely appropriate for this part of Louisiana and the Deep South, since cooking and eating are among the things we do best.
Lejeune’s is authentically traditional and unquestionably Cajun. They have their own smokehouse out back, and I’m sure they take orders from all over the country. My wife and I have even presented boxes of Lejeune’s sausage to family from other parts of the state as Christmas gifts.
I believe one of the distinguishing qualities of the sausage is its leanness–This stuff if meat! If one must eat cholesterol-laden food, one may as well eat the stuff that makes the least grease. I think Lejeune’s sausage fits that bill. And best of all, “C’est si bon!” I mean, this sausage tastes seriously GOOD.
Click on this ”link“ (no pun intended) for a web review of Lejeune’s along with contact info. Give them a call or come by next time you’re around Eunice–They’d be happy to hear from you, and tell my friend John Lejeune that you read about the business right here. (They don’t ship, so you’ll have to come to Eunice. Need a better reason to come over here?)
Maybe he’ll reward me with a few sausage links in exchange for the free advertising!