-- This site and the information it contains is the work of Robert Carriker (aka, Dr. Boudin).  A non-native Louisianan, he came to call Louisiana home in 1997 and quickly began surveying and studying the regional cuisine.  In 2004, he began BoudinLink.com, the premier website for taste testing and rating all the links in Louisiana and beyond.  As a result of his boudin investigations, he has sampled over 170 different links from Louisiana to Florida, Wisconsin, Idaho, California, Arizona, Texas and places in between.  He is recognized as the premier expert on boudin and his work has been featured across the country in newspapers, television, and magazines.  Carriker has written articles on boudin for Louisiana Living and Acadian Profile, he wrote the brochure "The Cajun Boudin Trail," he's a contributor to the Southern Foodway's Alliance, and his research and insights were the foundation for the SFA's traveling exhibit on boudin.  He's consulted with the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on exhibits and the Lake Charles Visitor's Bureau for their brochure on boudin.  He is currently working on the first book on boudin and it will be available in October, 2012.

In addition to BoudinLink.com and BoudinCapitaloftheWorld.com, Carriker runs the Cajun Boudin Trail (www.Cajunboudintrail.com) and the Cracklin Trail (www.cracklintrail.com).  He is the founder of Lafayette's Boudin Cook-Off (www.boudincookoff.com), an annual celebration of boudin held each October in downtown Lafayette.  The Boudin Cook-Off was recently listed as one of the top ten best food festivals in America in an article in Gourmet Magazine Live.  He also conceptualized the Bread Pudding Taste-Off (held in the spring in Lafayette - www.breadpuddingtasteoff.com).

He lives in Lafayette with his wife, two daughters, and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

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