Orangecello // Louisiana Mandarin Style

Mandarin Orangecello Prep Time10 min Cook Time5 min Total Time15 min Ready in7-10 days Yield1 bottle INGREDIENTS 12 mandarin oranges 750 ml Everclear (a fifth/one bottle) 2 cups sugar Instructions 1 Wash and dry the mandarin oranges. Remove the rinds and place them in a pitcher. Pour the Everclear into the pitcher with the rinds […]

Festival // Faves and Fails

by Melanie Cowan, Special Sections Editor WHILE ADVENTURING ACROSS SOUTH LOUISIANA AND COVERING THESE FESTIVALS, we have come across some amazing and not so amazing events that the staff would like to share. These are a compilation of our personal experiences at each festival and are our opinions alone. We rated these festivals on a […]

Festival Royalty // A Louisiana Must

by Melanie Cowan, Special Sections Editor There is a little something special in common with all the festivals in Louisiana which has become a subculture within itself. FESTIVAL PAGEANTRY is truly something to behold because it puts a face to the festival itself. The contestants all have ties to the festival or the region in […]

First // You Make a Roux…

by Melanie Cowan, Special Sections Editor The start to any good gumbo or bisque is a ROUX— it is sac religious to think otherwise in South Louisiana. A roux is the foundation used to thicken stocks and is most commonly used to make gumbo. Most rouxs start by continuously stirring flour and a type of […]