history of this fascinating cuisine. Stir the Pot explores its origins and evolution from the seventeenth-century French settlement in Nova Scotia to the explosion of Cajun food onto the American dining scene over the past few decades.
Marcelle Bienvenue is a cookbook author who has worked with such notable culinary figures as Ella Brennan of Commander's Palace and Emeril Lagasse. Historian Carl A. Brasseaux is the director of the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism at the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and managing editor of Louisiana History and Louisiana
History Quarterly. An anthropologist, Ryan A. Brasseaux is the Director of Research/Project Manager at EXHIBITS, ETC., a nationally recognized museum exhibit design firm.