by Lisa Gal
While running the Walker family deli, Anthony Walker started his search for a seasoning that had a real Cajun pepper taste without the heavy salt content of the national brands. When he couldn’t find one, he did what folks in this part of the country (and in particular, Ville Platte) do best—he went to work and dreamed one up. Everybody loved the Walkers’ Cajun seasoning so much, that pretty soon it needed a name. To the folks who came into the deli asking to take home the Cajun seasoning, TW would often proclaim,”When you use this seasoning, the food tastes so good, you’ll receive a loving slap on the back and a kiss on the cheek for creating such a great tasting Cajun dish.” And that’s how the Walker & Son’s Cajun brand Slap Ya Mama was born in the proud Cajun town of Ville Platte, Louisiana. For recipes check out Slap Ya Mama.