ABOUT Growing Up Cajun
Take your meals to the next level with this flavor-packed cookbook from the Slap Ya Mama family themselves. Growing Up Cajun invites you to explore Cajun traditions, the history behind the Slap Ya Mama name, Cajun lore, and some of the most prized recipes in Louisiana—all flavored with Walker family stories.
You’ll find everything in this cookbook for an authentic Cajun feast, like Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread and Cajun Mardi Gras staples, such as Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. From squirrel season to crawfish season, you’ll be inspired by the true flavors of Louisiana.
Whether it’s a holiday, a family gathering, or just a Saturday spent with friends eating crawfish, these dishes are made for joyful occasions spent with music, laughter, and everyone pitching in to create a delicious meal.
Trust us, this collection of favorites is sure to leave you feeling a little Cajun yourself.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Soups & Salads
Sandwiches & Po’ Boys
ABOUT THE SLAP YA MAMA FAMILY
How was the Walker & Son’s Cajun brand Slap Ya Mama born? in the proud Cajun town of Ville Platte, Louisiana by Anthony Walker. Affectionately known by friends and family as “TW”, the one-of-a-kind creator and sole originator of the award-winning brand seasoning started it all in his very own deli owned and run by his family in their hometown. When he couldn’t find that perfect blend of Cajun pepper taste without the heavy salt content, he went to work and dreamed one up. This passion for spices was a full family affair! Even TW’s young rambunctious sons, Jack and Joe were enlisted to help by rolling an antique pickle jar around the floor of the family deli to create that perfect mix of their homegrown Cajun seasoning. Although, TW has never once slapped his mama, the Walker’s Cajun seasoning might be the reason “you receive a loving slap on the back and a kiss on the cheek for creating such a great tasting Cajun dish.”
Hardcover 164 pages | 7.375″ x 9.75″ | ISBN 978-1-940772-58-5