Food poem: Louisiana Jambalaya Giant Bird Chew, Jambalaya poem

Louisiana Jambalaya Giant Bird Chew

Louisiana, Jambalaya Capital of the World

Recipes that kings envy are here unfurled

Crayfish and sausage, oysters and shrimp

Combinations making hardy tastebuds limp


Onions, green, and cayenne peppers too

Smartly julienned and added to the stew

Simmer gently, relax and have fun

But mindful your creation is not overdone


Jambalaya originates from Spanish paella

Creole kitchen-sink wizardry at Cafe Bella

New Orleans Red Jambalaya smokey and hot

On account of Tasso-spice-pork that it’s got


Jambalaya is for parties and family days

See from my descriptions its myriad ways

The creation a timeless testament living

Sharing celebrations with bountiful giving


Patrick Mackeown, June 2006
Picture by Katarzyna Bienias

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