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Author: William Precht

William Precht is a native of Cameron Parish who was raised in Big Lake, La. William attended McNeese State University as well as The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is the media relations specialist at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is an outdoors enthusiast and an adventurous foodie who loves sharing his experiences with all who visit his home town. Follow him on Twitter @Will_Precht.

Winter Hunting Traditions in Southwest Louisiana

12/12/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Outdoors
Like a lot of folks in Southwest Louisiana, I have a passion for the outdoors. Ever since I could stand, I’ve been joining my dad, brother and a handful of cousins for morning duck hunts in the marshes south of Lake Charles along the Creole Nature Trail . Those cold mornings packed into a duck blind waiting for the sun to come up were, and still
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11/21/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary
There are lots of unique and interesting culinary delights that have their origins in South Louisiana. From filé and fricassee, to cous-cous and a Cochon de Lait, traditional Cajun cuisine may seem bizarre to some at first, but once you try it, there’s no doubting that it’s downright delicious. If you really want to impress someone unfamiliar with
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National American Beer Day - October 27

10/26/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
It seems like there’s a National _______ Day for just about everything, right? If you take a glance at some of the things that are recognized on certain days, you’ll be surprised at some of the things that people have decided to highlight. For instance, just during the month of October we have, National Noodle Day, National Feral Cat Day, National
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Cajun Phraseology

9/28/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  History
If you’ve ever spent any time around true Cajuns in south Louisiana, you’ve probably noticed a few things that stand out us that seems a little different from most cultures. If you share a meal with us, you might pick up on the fact that we probably like to add a little more cayenne to our food or that we can pretty much find a way to fry up
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Worth the Trip: Summer Foodie Experiences in Lake Charles

6/27/2017 by William Precht
There are so many reasons to travel. Some like to plan vacations to see the sights while others travel just to get away for a while. My favorite reason to travel to a destination is for the FOOD! One of the best ways to experience a place is by getting to know the local flavors in a unique and exciting way. So, if you’re looking for fun foodie
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What's on Tap in Lake Charles for American Craft Beer Week?

5/15/2017 by William Precht
Some weeks are just better than others. The third week in May is one of those weeks that beer lovers can truly rejoice. Craft beer is a fairly new, yet awesome trend here in Southwest Louisiana and it’s spreading like wildfire. In honor of American Craft Beer week, let’s take a quick look at some of the exciting ways to celebrate the new brews in
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#EatSWLA Culinary Confessions | Waitr Deals

5/11/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary
I can’t believe that I’m finally writing this, but there’s something that I need to get off my chest. It isn’t easy to talk about, but here we go. I’m…I am…how do I say this... *deep breath*... I’m addicted to Waitr . It started several months ago. First, it was a sushi roll from Asia every two weeks or so, then it was quesadillas from Casa Manana .
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Paqueing: An Egg-cellent Easter Tradition in Cajun Country

4/3/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, History
When it comes to Easter traditions, most folks think of dressing in their finest pastel colored clothing for Easter Sunday church service followed by gigantic family meals. But let’s not forget about the famous Easter egg. We hard-boil and dye ‘em, not fry ‘em. We hide ‘em for kids to find ‘em. Yep, that just happened, but stay with me here. Here
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How to Clean Your Catch

3/22/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary, Outdoors
Spring is a time when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the fish are biting! Here in Southwest Louisiana, we without-a-doubt have some of the best fishing around. Lake Charles’ proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the rich marshlands along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road provide thrilling opportunities for both fresh and
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