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Cajun 102, Ahnvee and other Words
In my gumbo blog Pondlady asked "What is an ahnvee." Ahnvee is Cajun for a craving or a hankering. I had and ahnvee for a gumbo, that is why I made one and ate it for 3 days. Here are a few more:
Bouree' (boo-ray) a Cajun card game in which the loser of the round must match the pot whether anyone has won it or not. BTW, I have made grown men weep playing this card game.
Fais Do Do (fay doe doe) a party featuring Cajun dancing usually in the street or outside. The literal translation is "to make sleep", but you won't find any snoozing at a fais do do.
Beignet (ben-yea) a square shaped donut, deep fried, and generously sprinkled with powdered sugar. Mom made them from scratch using yeast bread dough.
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I knew the rest after almost 40 years in NO, but ahnvee was a new one.
I forgot the pronunciation on that one, ahnvee (awn-vee). It is one of the few words, besides the more well known ones, that I remember. We were not taught the language bc Grandma and the aunts liked to gossip. That way we could not know what they were saying. It is a language that is slowly dying out. I really need to learn it.
I would probably enjoy eating Beignet as I love that sort of sweets.In my
Glendann, you sound like the kind of person who knows how to have a good time. A friend of mine does demos at WalMart. No matter what she is demoing she has a good time doing it. I'll bet you are just like that.
Cajunbelle beignets sound very tasty!! My grandmother on my mother's side made homemade kolaches and they
Julie I've actually tasted home-made kolaches would you believe!!!! I can't remember much about the woman who made them though as I was quite young but I DO remember the taste - mmmmmmmmmm - delicious.
Oh gosh Julie those sound wonderful. I know about missing your grandma. My grandma on Dad's side made the best tea cakes in the world. What I wouldn't give to taste those again.
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