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French-American Foodways

Traditional foodways play an integral role in French-American life, especially in the Cajun and Creole communities of French Louisiana and the Quebecois and Acadian communities of New England. While other forms of French material culture have been lost or are only remembered, French-American cooking has proven to be a tenacious tradition, for it is closely tied to the French-Americans' most precious possessions -language, family, religion and community.

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