Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hot dogs are for wimps

One of the most iconic foods of Cajun country is boudin, a chubby sleeve of sausage casing stuffed with a moist (if slightly unsettling) blend of rice, pork liver, and pork heart. If your boudin is dark, it probably also contains pig blood, and (for my money) is more intense. At the Swine Festival, there are boudin-eating contests, including one for the visiting queens who must speedily consume a boudin log the size of a fat baby doll arm. Chelsea and Summer, representing the Frog Festival, posed gracefully with their boudin before the contest started and things got serious (and, as you see from the top right photo, a little queasy for some). But a few gulping seconds later, Summer, arms up, was the winner.

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