What’s the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine?

Confused about what’s Cajun and what’s Creole? Though you might hear the terms Cajun and Creole used interchangeably, they are in fact, two distinct ethnic groups, each with its own history, traditions, culture, and of course, food. The two cuisines do share some common ingredients but differences can be difficult to point to, so here’s a quick breakdown of the basics. What’s the difference between Cajun and Creole? To be clear, both cuisines come from Louisiana, but one easy clue is that, generally speaking, Creole dishes will use tomatoes and traditional Cajun dishes will not. Another basic way to tell the difference is how locals talk about itโ€”Creole as “city food” and Cajun as “country food.” But let’s dig a bit deeper. What is Cajun food? Cajun food can be traced back to the Acadiana regionย of southern Louisiana where the French settled. Settlers here were further away from the city…