Rox can make a roux. And now you can buy it, too.
Ever since I wrote a story about my wife Roxanne’s roux-making skills (read the story here), it has become as famous as the Acadiana Table cookbook in which it is featured. For a long time, folks have asked where they can buy it, and now we are happy to say it is in retail distribution. Here are the answers to most of your questions:
What makes Rox’s Roux so special?
This is small batch roux. It is made to Rox’s exact formula by a roux-making family in Acadiana. Deeper, darker, richer, this is roux that goes a step beyond commercially made roux products. This magic ingredient descends into the dark reaches of flavor to make an authentic rural Cajun gumbo, a remarkable sauce piquant, or a memorable fricassée. These are the fundamental Cajun recipes that become extraordinaire when made with Rox’s Roux. And there are so many other great roux-based recipes in the Acadiana Table cookbook.
So, why jar and sell the roux?
Three reasons: consistency, convenience, and to bring Cajun cooking to the world. Yes, it is our mission to promote our Cajun and Creole food culture to everyone no matter where they live. But think about it, if you have to spend an hour making a roux from scratch every time you cook a Cajun recipe, it limits those that will even try it once. Oh, we still profess that everyone should learn to make a roux and pass it on to the next generation; it is the key to keeping our heritage alive. But the convenience and consistency found in a jar of Rox’s Roux mean that home cooks can now experiment freely and frequently with Cajun recipes. And this is an overriding goal of Acadiana Table.
Where can I buy it?
Right now, Rox’s Roux is only sold at Acadiana area retailers, but the list is growing so check back often. Find it at:
456 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503
454 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503
Caroline and Company
On The Boulevard Shopping Center
113 Arnould Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506
Renaissance Market and Brasserie
902 Harding St, Lafayette, LA 70503
331 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503
403 Rena Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503
6241 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Can I buy it online?
Not currently, but soon. Please check back.