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Craft Beer and Cajun Food Pairings: Part Two

10/2/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Last month Crying Eagle Brewing Co . brewer Joel Prudhomme shared a few beer/food pairings that rocked our socks! I don't know about you, but I wanted more! With the crisp fall weather on its way and tailgating in full swing, we couldn't get 'em fast enough. Here are two more perfectly paired Crying Eagle beer and Cajun favorite combinations that
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How to Make Shrimp Gumbo

8/22/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
If you’ve lived in Southwest Louisiana long enough, then you’ve probably heard the term “gumbo weather.” Gumbo weather is what we refer to as the first cool front – and by “cool front” I mean “lows in the 60s” – and it usually inspires all of us to run to the store for our favorite Cajun ingredients and make a big, warm, comforting pot of gumbo!
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Louisiana Food Groups

4/26/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Culinary
Most of us in Louisiana can agree on one thing: food is KING! And, there’s no shortage of food when it comes to our Cajun and Creole cuisine. Visitors be warned – once you’re here, the traditional food pyramid is forgotten and our unique and savory foods will take over. The food in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is prepared by people who know
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Christmas Gumbo Recipe

12/11/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
For many in Southwest Louisiana, the Christmas meal is a big pot of gumbo. Make any it style you like, but I’m partial to a rich and savory bowl of seafood gumbo served along with a big loaf of garlic French bread. Yum…I can almost taste it now. Delicious! It actually works out nicely. You can make your gumbo the day before (or early Christmas Day)
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Spots for Gumbo

10/27/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that Louisiana LOVES gumbo. Can you blame us? The flavors may vary: juicy shrimp, sweet crabmeat, spicy andouille sausage or rich duck meat. As long as it starts with a dark roux and is served over fresh rice with a side of potato salad – we’re a happy. We went to Trip Advisor to see where the locals and
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7 Must Try Southwest Louisiana Foods

4/24/2015 by Deb Thompson
Posted In:  Culinary
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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The Unique Experience of Southwest Louisiana Food

4/16/2015 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
My family and I moved to Lake Charles in the summer of 2007. I immediately fell in love with everything about this fascinating state. Because the music, art, language, landscape, and customs were so different to me, every day was a new adventure. This was especially true for Louisiana culinary traditions. I was introduced to foods I’d never heard
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Fur & Wildlife Festival

12/23/2014 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Photo by www.parkerbrandcreative.com By Angie Kay Dilmore Calling all sportsmen (and women and children, too)! On January 9-10, 2015, the coastal town of Cameron will host its annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival . This popular event has been entertaining festival-goers since 1955 and highlights duck and goose calling, retrieval
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Hurricane Museum Progress

12/3/2014 by Megan Hartman
www.nhmsc.com Yesterday I was standing on the shoreline of Lake Charles right where the National Hurricane Museum & Science Center will be located one day among elected officials, community leaders and employees of State Farm and Entergy. It was surreal because this dream of building a one-of-a-kind education center has been a long one in
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