Cajun cuisine is a regional cuisine of Acadian people who were deported from Canada to the territory of modern Louisiana in the 18th century. Since the climate of Louisiana considerably differed from that of their native land, Acadians were forced to adjust to new conditions and create a new cuisine. Meanwhile, Peruvian cuisine is a result of the synthesis of the cooking traditions brought by immigrants from Africa and Asia and European colonizers. Due to the history of their formation and peculiarities of the territories on which they developed, the two cuisines have both similarities and differences in the ingredients and seasonings that are used.
On the one hand, Cajun and Peruvian cuisines have many common ingredients. In particular, most dishes of Cajun and Peruvian cuisines contain rice, corn, and wheat for baking bread, seafood, meat, and many local vegetables and fruits. For instance, one of the most famous Peruvian dishes is rocoto that is a baked spicy pepper stuffed with vegetables and meat, while traditional Cajun food is jambalaya that consists of rice, beef, some kinds of seafood, and various vegetables, including pepper. Besides, in both cuisines, dishes are rather spicy. In Cajun cuisine, one uses a lot of seasonings, such as cayenne pepper, oregano, celery, curry, and garlic that make all dishes very flavorful. Meanwhile, in Peruvian cuisine, the spiciness of most dishes is gained by adding chili peppers to the latter. In such a way, the devotees of spicy dishes, seafood, meat, and vegetables will definitely love both Cajun and Peruvian cuisines.
At the same time, each of the cuisines mentioned above has its unique peculiarities. Each cuisine has a particular ingredient that is added to almost any dish. In Cajun cuisine, there are three such items, namely onion, celery, and green bell pepper. As for Peruvian cuisine, different kinds of potatoes and beans construct the basis of most dishes. Besides, Peruvian cuisine is richer than Cajun one, since, while the latter uses only local products, the former has more access to products brought from Europe. Nevertheless, this fact does not impact the great variety of dishes that one can find in both cuisines.
Summing up, the peculiarity of Cajun and Peruvian cuisines is that they are both somewhat spicy and share many common ingredients, the products that construct the bulk of each cuisine are different. Moreover, Peruvian cuisine, in contrast to Cajun one, uses not only local products but also those imported from other states. Nevertheless, each of these cuisines is definitely worth trying so that one can taste the differences mentioned above.