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Posts from August 2018

How to Make a Roux

8/28/2018 by Amos Orr
Posted In:  Culinary
Making a Roux is the basis of several Louisiana Creole and Cajun dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya. There are several varieties of roux from white to dark; the coloring is based on how long it is cooked. It's a labor of love, but you don't have to be daunted by the process. Here is a step-by-step guide with a quick video at the bottom to help you
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Tailgating in Southwest Louisiana

8/28/2018 by Colten Miller
Fall is coming for us, which means two things: relief from the summer heat (hopefully) and football! Whether your cheering for Local State University or Hometown Tech, personally we prefer our McNeese Cowboys , tailgating and other gatherings are sure to ensue no matter where you are. So why not spice them up with some cajun and creole dishes? Being
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Kayaking Lake Charles Waterways

8/27/2018 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of waterways – shimmering lakes, meandering rivers, mysterious bayous, cypress swamps, and salt grass marshes – and where there is water, there are boats. Sailboats, motorboats, bass boats, fishing trawlers, and pirogues . . . but me? I love to kayak ! Kayaking enables a paddler to go places other boats cannot
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All You Need to Know about Boudin Wars - 2018

8/24/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Boudin is as much a part of Southern Louisiana culture as Cajun music or gumbo. And I’m here to tell you – if I had to choose between those – boudin would be my pick. If you’re a boudin enthusiast like me, OH HAPPY DAY - Boudin Wars is just around the corner. It’s like Christmas morning! WHEN: October 27 from 11 AM – 1 PM WHERE: Brimstone Museum
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Top 9 Free Things to Do in Lake Charles

8/13/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has so much to offer AND plenty of fun activities/experiences that will cost you NOTHING! Even better, right? 1. Free Concert Series Lake Charles offers several free concert series throughout the year, so cut loose and enjoy the music! Live at the Lakefront , Groovin’ at the Groove , Downtown at Sundown , and Catch a
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