Jambalaya Ala Everything

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

The Spanish Cajun town of Gonzales calls itself the “Jambalaya Capital of the World,” and at its annual Jambalaya Competition contestants compete with a classic chicken jambalaya. The chicken should be caught preferably during Cajun Mardi Gras, when cowboys racing from village to village on horseback are pelted by farmers’ wives with live chickens that must then be lassoed, plucked, cleaned, and hurled into the communal bubbling jambalaya pot.

Celestine Eust