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Hell. Where was this thread last week? I live in AG, but a mere 2km from the Zürich border. Evidently within spitting distance from NicoleCZ. If you have another viewing party, I'd certainly be up to traveling to Basel for that.
Cool! I also met a Swiss guy on FB who loves the Saints! My Swiss husband is the biggest fan I know, seriously. We have a bye next week, but we should try! I could cook gumbo
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Why Slidell (because Slidell is never a choice): my mom worked in New Orleans and my dad worked in Gulfport, so Slidell was a compromise in that they both would have had an equally crappy commute. I went to Northshore for high school and lived up around there.
Similar here. My dad worked at Stennis in the late 70's/early 80's, and they just didn't want to live in Mississippi. Slidell was an acceptable distance between Stennis and New Orleans.

I'm from the other side of Slidell. Off of Robert Road.
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Re: From New Orleans to Switzerland

My goodness, I missed out on all the Cajun chatter.

My parents went to Tulane, and most of my relatives on my father's side
live in and around New Orleans. Personally, I grew up in Texas but just
outside of Shreveport.( Yes, I know that anyone north of I-10 is a Yankee )

Funny, I made myself a good pot of Shrimp and sausage gumbo
a few weeks ago.

Do you guys have other good Cajun recipes?
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Amazing performers (saw them in 2008 at the Jazz Fest) for you all Louisiana friends and Louisiana fans



If anyone knows of zydeco performances in Switzerland at future dates, please let me know - I am a big fan and would love to go! On another note, if you speak French, there is a documentary series on Youtube titled " Louisiane 2010", very cool as they visit many places, talk to people, and even go into people's homes to get a glimpse of their daily lives.
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Hello,
I have been living here for over 2 years, but I just found this forum. Are there any other Louisiana natives here? Or perhaps just people who like New Orleans. I sometimes think I am the only one here.
I am married to a Swiss man. I have 2 young boys that I stay home with. Other than the long Winters, I love it here. I just often get homesick and feel like it would be nice to meet some people from my area. Just being able to connect with more English speakers would be great too. So if you like anything New Orleans (jazz, food, culture) let me know... I try to keep up with any musicians from New Orleans playing in Switzerland. Oh and I am a huge Saints fan too.
"who like New Orleans" ? I am with the party then. I visited New Orleans three times over the years and very much liked it. I on visits to Paris a few times ate at the "Louisiana" and in London in the "Nouvelle Orleans"
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My goodness, I missed out on all the Cajun chatter.

My parents went to Tulane, and most of my relatives on my father's side
live in and around New Orleans. Personally, I grew up in Texas but just
outside of Shreveport.( Yes, I know that anyone north of I-10 is a Yankee )

Funny, I made myself a good pot of Shrimp and sausage gumbo
a few weeks ago.

Do you guys have other good Cajun recipes?
I can't bring myself to try the shrimp here. Where I am from, we would never mix shrimp and gumbo as sausage kills the taste of shrimp. Gumbo is a dish that changes depending on which part of Louisiana you are from. I New Orleans, they put everything they can find. I have been trying to adapt my cooking since I moved here. I just stay away from seafood in general because I am just spoiled from all the fresh seafood I ate growing up. So yea, I have lots of recipes just let me know what you would like to cook. I can certainly adapt any recipe to contain seafood because I realize everyone is not a seafood snob like me.
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"who like New Orleans" ? I am with the party then. I visited New Orleans three times over the years and very much liked it. I on visits to Paris a few times ate at the "Louisiana" and in London in the "Nouvelle Orleans"
Cool! Louisiana food is all over the world. It makes me so proud.
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Do you guys have other good Cajun recipes?
Yes. But good luck finding Tasso here....
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Amazing performers (saw them in 2008 at the Jazz Fest) for you all Louisiana friends and Louisiana fans



If anyone knows of zydeco performances in Switzerland at future dates, please let me know - I am a big fan and would love to go! On another note, if you speak French, there is a documentary series on Youtube titled " Louisiane 2010", very cool as they visit many places, talk to people, and even go into people's homes to get a glimpse of their daily lives.
I found a band from Switzerland who play Cajun music. I have never seen them live, but their recordings are good. Mama Rosin. They play all over Switzerland, look them up. I know they are not from Louisiana, but they know their stuff and they sing in French. My father plays Cajun music and above all else, I miss the music of Louisiana most of all. I suppose I will post anything I hear about Louisiana music in the music forum in the future.
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Re: From New Orleans to Switzerland

Welcome to the forum - and to Basel a bit ago.

Although my family moved around quite a bit when I was younger, Louisiana wasn't among the states where we lived - Southeast Texas on the other hand, was someplace we lived for 2 years when my father was stationed at a reserve station in Orange, Tx.

It wasn't long but it was long enough that I picked up an accent that took me a year or so of living in Hawaii to drop. (I'm still prone to say "fixin" or "ya'll" even 25+ years later too.) At the time it was thick enough to confuse our school doc as my elder sis never dropped her California "valley girl" and my younger brother never had anything but a "TV accent" (he could be a news caster!) but I and the two little ones picked up that bayou smooth southern.

Many fond memories of life (and food) from that time. The week we arrived, the welcoming party we received from my father's new crew was a crawfish boil. Worst sunburn of my life happened when I went with a friend's church group to Lake Charles on a cloudy day. (Okay, some memories aren't quite so fond )

Anyhow, welcome again to the forum, hope to see you around sometime!
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Welcome to the forum - and to Basel a bit ago.

Although my family moved around quite a bit when I was younger, Louisiana wasn't among the states where we lived - Southeast Texas on the other hand, was someplace we lived for 2 years when my father was stationed at a reserve station in Orange, Tx.

It wasn't long but it was long enough that I picked up an accent that took me a year or so of living in Hawaii to drop. (I'm still prone to say "fixin" or "ya'll" even 25+ years later too.) At the time it was thick enough to confuse our school doc as my elder sis never dropped her California "valley girl" and my younger brother never had anything but a "TV accent" (he could be a news caster!) but I and the two little ones picked up that bayou smooth southern.

Many fond memories of life (and food) from that time. The week we arrived, the welcoming party we received from my father's new crew was a crawfish boil. Worst sunburn of my life happened when I went with a friend's church group to Lake Charles on a cloudy day. (Okay, some memories aren't quite so fond )

Anyhow, welcome again to the forum, hope to see you around sometime!
I have a very thick accent which shows up in my kids speech when they speak English. I have family from Houston to Houma. Boiled crawfish, I think I am going to go cry. I miss seafood!!! Thanks for the welcome.
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Re: From New Orleans to Switzerland

crawfish.. crawfish...
where did I see some recently ??

oh ya... Coop just across from the IKEA in Aubonne... quite aways away but maybe larger shops will have them.

slightly off topic? back when I was in Boston I.. my group.. got a lovely surprise on day when Fed'Ex delievered a big box from our office manager in Metairie -- turned out to be a fresh box of boiled crawfish... still piping hot !!

mm mmmm mmmm

do you suppose they would deliver to Switzerland
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crawfish.. crawfish...
where did I see some recently ??

oh ya... Coop just across from the IKEA in Aubonne... quite aways away but maybe larger shops will have them.

slightly off topic? back when I was in Boston I.. my group.. got a lovely surprise on day when Fed'Ex delievered a big box from our office manager in Metairie -- turned out to be a fresh box of boiled crawfish... still piping hot !!

mm mmmm mmmm

do you suppose they would deliver to Switzerland
I wonder, my prayers would be answered. I want Louisiana crawfish! I tried them from China, not the same-not even close.
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can you just imagine what Swiss customs would do if they ever found a box of boiled crawfish..... *LMAO* ..

they'd probably call in a bomb disposal unit.
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I wonder, my prayers would be answered. I want Louisiana crawfish! I tried them from China, not the same-not even close.
Well, it's not really that great a substitute BUT they do have "Louisiana Flusskrebs" (cooked shell-off tails) in little packets along side some salad shrimp at Aldi. I've been known to get them and toss em in a cheese sauce with pasta from time to time.

Not like home but good enough to tide me over a bit.
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can you just imagine what Swiss customs would do if they ever found a box of boiled crawfish..... *LMAO* ..

they'd probably call in a bomb disposal unit.
Seems we missed our chance. 15 years ago a lake in Küstnacht was infested with Crawfish, causing much consternation to the government.

http://www.eawag.ch/medien/bulletin/...ericht2002.pdf

Had we been here and known I'm sure there would have been plenty of volunteers to dredge the lake.
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I have a crawfish recipe from my Betty Bossi cookbook! I know how to catch crawfish. We need traps a raw liver.
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I wonder, my prayers would be answered. I want Louisiana crawfish! I tried them from China, not the same-not even close.
I was in Lake Charles in the Spring a couple of times, and I had blackened
redfish, fresh shrimp, and crawfish.

The shrimp here taste totally different for some reason.
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I was in Lake Charles in the Spring a couple of times, and I had blackened
redfish, fresh shrimp, and crawfish.

The shrimp here taste totally different for some reason.
Well, most of the shrimp I see here are pink. Fresh shrimp are grey.Like I said, I won't try. Anyway, my oldest son is allergic! I did try a fresh oyster at Manor and it was very good. Very expensive, but good.
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