Jacob’s World Famous Andouille est. 1928. St John The Baptist Parish Louisiana

We’re heading home to Austin for our big Scrumptious Chef 8th Anniversary Gumbo Pop Up. Earlier this week we drove out to St John The Baptist Parish to visit the best andouille makers in the USA.

Once out in Acadiana we procured a suitcase load of smoked sausage-the kind made by old masters who have been plying their charcuterie trade since the 1920s.

Tickets for the event

Hope y’all can make it out.

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Scrumptious Chef 8th Anniversary Party

We spent a few hours driving around the German Coast of Louisiana gathering up andouille sausage for the big Scrumptious Chef 8th anniversary party at Tamale House East in Austin next week.

La Cote des Allemands area of St John The Baptist Parish is the most famous sausage producing region in the entire United States, and if you want to make superior gumbo then you must travel here to procure your charcuterie.


Nelson Jacob was the first man to sell andouille commercially in the United States. We’re proud to use his sausage in our gumbo.