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Discover life "the Cajun way" at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, 250 West Park Avenue, Eunice.
- 1:00 p.m. - Chef Jordy Carrier kicks things off with a weekly cooking demonstration where he reveals his secrets for local favorites. For some mouthwatering reading, check out his blog where he posts his recipe of the week. Carrier is also one of the Jean Lafitte Jammers; his motto is "Du bon manger, c'est la joie de vivre" (good food is the joy of life).
- 2:00-2:20 p.m. - Quilting and sewing lesson.
- 3:00 p.m. - Cajun music and dancing with center volunteers on hand to teach a dance step or two. The Jean Lafitte Jammers provide the music and are guaranteed to get everyone's toes tapping. The Jammers performed at the Liberty Theater's Rendez-vous des Cajuns in July 2013; thanks to Ginny Moore for sharing her pictures.
- 4:00 p.m. - Remember that cooking demonstration? It's time for Chef Jordy Carrier to present the dish of the day and share samples of his work.