The Cajun parishes of Louisiana constitute just about the only section of the United States in which good food is taken as the norm in any kitchen, private or public. Before my first trip to Iberia Parish, I asked a serious New Orleans eater where I should eat while I was there. I prepared to take notes on secret routes to secret cafes or the names of local collaborators who might risk divulging to a hungry traveling man where the decent restaurants were. "Eat anywhere," he said.
From American Fried, by Calvin Trillin