Queology’s “Cajun Microwave”

The most authentically Louisianan addition to Gumbo Cookoff entries at this Sunday’s Cajun Fest might be a bribe, jokes competitor Russ Cornette of Summerville.

Cornette, a founder of Queology, also is planning to show off his “Cajun microwave,” which he describes as a “conversation piece.” Similar to devices used in Cuba to produce roast pigs, the insulated box has a tight-fitting lid that expedites coal-fueled cooking. Cajun microwaves, or caja chinas, are widely available online, but Cornette’s contraption was built 14 years ago by his father.

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