Fresh, Local Food <span style="color:#302E3B;">// A South Louisiana Movement</span>

by Betsy Davis Features Editor More and more people are demanding fresh, local and homegrown goods from the communities they live in, and Louisiana is responding. Farmers markets are on the rise, community gardens are sprouting up and businesses are staying true to their southern roots and all of the natural ingredients it has to […]

Pronounce Dat <span style="color:#4B9A98;">// A Cajun Food Dictionary</span>

by Katie Fletcher Special Sections Editor The South doesn’t get much deeper than the bayous of Louisiana. Along these bayous French meets English to create a language unlike any other. The accents of the people around here are distinct and people talk with their hands as much as their mouths. Things are not always what they seem and […]

Poirier Cane Syrup // Sweet Traditions

by Spencer Valdespino Writer & Special Sections This is a commodity that goes with pancakes, waffles, ice cream and it’s even used for marinades. Actually, the list is endless of what people put it on. From the kitchen of residential Louisiana homes to the fanciest of shelves in chef’s restaurants, cane syrup is essential in the south. […]

St. Francis Vegetable Garden<span style="color:#4B9A98;"> // Feeding the Community</span>

by Claire LeBeouf Writer & Special Sections When Kimber Ratcliff, Chris Ledet and Nancy Bernard discussed the idea of opening a local garden, they never expected that two months later they would break ground with the help of Catholic Charities and quickly become one of the most successful charitable organizations in the area. The original St. Francis […]

Rienzi Market <span style="color:#4B9A98;">// Connecting Food and Community

by Andetrie Vicks Writer & Special Sections Rienzi Market is more than just a place to buy fresh produce, it’s a place that gives back — the local bounty — to the community. “There is something special about going to the market and buying fresh food that has been grown by members of the community you […]