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How to Eat Boiled Crawfish

In Louisiana, every meal is a celebration. One of my favorite food festivities is a crawfish boil. Boiled in a large pot and liberally seasoned, it's not unusual to see a single person go through at least 5 pounds of these delicious critters. Not to mention my hubby, who can peel through 10+ pounds…

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7 Must Try Southwest Louisiana Foods

Prior to visiting Southwest Louisiana last August I had no idea what culinary delights were offered in the region. Of course, I knew gumbo and jambalaya were popular, but I had never heard of boudin or tried crawfish. Needless to say, since then, my taste buds have been introduced to a whole new region of food and they couldn’t be happier…

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Golfing in Southwest Louisiana

By Glen Turk Golfing, Gambling, Fishing, and Dining Combine to Create a Memorable Trip www.monsoursphotography.net The sum of any great golf trip is a collection of its parts. Even the most avid golfer will tell you it's the adventures enjoyed in between the fairways hit and birdies…

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Eating Boiled Crawfish

By Kaylen Fletcher We have food seasons and my favorite happens to be CRAWFISH SEASON! www.lindseyjanies.com I was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana and can honestly say my favorite time of year is between January and June. Why, you may ask? Louisianans like to joke that we don’t…

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How to Peel a Crawfish

Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana is known for its amazing cuisine, and no cuisine is held on a higher pedestal to locals than Crawfish (aka- mudbugs or crawdads). Usually boiled in a large pot and liberally seasoned, it's not unusual to see a local go through at least 5 lbs of these delicious…

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My First Mardi Gras

As an individual who grow up in the cornfields of Northern Indiana, nothing could prepare me for the excitement that is Mardi Gras! Sure, we had our county festival that was plenty exciting with rides, entertainment, food and, my personal favorite, the pig races, but the fair never lasted long…

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