The 2017 Fall McNeese State University Sage Series concludes with a lecture from Dr. Robert Carriker, professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, titled “Adventures with ‘Dr. Boudin’ and the Accidental Invention of the Boudin and Cracklin King Cake” at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the McNeese SEED Center.
Carriker, or “Dr. Boudin” as some call him, will talk about the invention of his “Boudin and Cracklin King Cake,” a boudin stuffed bread topped with cracklin crumbs and a drizzle of Steen’s Syrup, and the frenzy that ensued when consumers from all across the country requested his hot commodity after he posted a photo online back in Januay 2015.
He has two websites – www.boudinlink.com and www.kingcaker.com – where he rates these Louisiana staples across the state, and that’s how he got the idea for his boudin king cake creation. He is a contributor to various other food-based websites.
At UL-Lafayette, he served as head of the history, geography and philosophy department for 13 years. He also developed a domestic study-travel program called History on the Move and served as project developer of Acadiana Historical, a mobile app that locates historic sites in Louisiana.
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