Writer travels the 'boudin trails'

by Walter Pierce

Former Houston Chronicle Travel Editor Harry Shattuck, in an article published this week in his former newspaper, takes a waist-expanding journey along southwest Louisiana's boudin trails, as he calls them, in search of the perfect link.

Shattuck's sally begins at Sonnier's Sausage & Boudin in Lake Charles and winds up in Lafayette Parish at such esteemed purveyors as the Best Stop in Scott, NuNu's in Milton/Youngsville, Don's Specialty Meats in Carencro, Tiny Prudhomme's House of Meats in Broussard and Johnson's Boucaniere in Lafayette.

Along the way, Shattuck takes the reader on a trip through the history of boudin, from its origins in France to its migration - and cultural/agricultural assimilation - to south Louisiana, revealing trivia about the pork and rice delicacy that are probably little-known even to locals.

Read the account here.