Being a travelling man by occupation, I eat out a lot. This partially explains why I look like a Volkswagon with a moustache. A taste for beer expains the rest. (Partial to Keith's but Coors' Canadian is good, too.)
I look out for ethnic cuisines in my travels (my favourite being Cajun). Struck out on Dutch rolmops in Edmonton and having no luck at all finding anything Scandahoovian, but tested three Cajun places there, finding one jes' fine, t'ank you ver' much.
Having moved to the Deep South (Calgary) lately, the search continues. Found a jambalaya cook-off at Ceili's downtown on Feb 28. The host joint (Ceili's) had the most authentic, IMHO, with enough bite to make me happy.
Told that it was on the menu (!), I returned later to be told that, no, it was only there seasonally.
Huh? The search continues.
Dropping into an new-to-me joint on the way home from work yesterday, found jambalaya on the menu. It was actually curried chicken with sausage on rice--with chopsticks!!!
Undaunted, heard of another joint near the river. Stay tuned. Meantime, got me a good pot again and maybe gonna cook for friends on the back porch soon.
Budreau da Gypsy,
lost fo' sho' on da prarie.