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Unique Gumbos to Try (and Love) in Lake Charles

It’s always gumbo season in my mind. And while grandma’s recipe will always be #1, there are several local restaurants that are serving gumbo variety. Which is perfect, I can eat gumbo for every meal and never get bored with the flavors! Duck & Venison Sausage 1910 It’s no surprise in “Sportsmans…

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Craft Beer and Cajun Food Pairings: Part Two

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…

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How to Make Shrimp Gumbo

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…

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Louisiana Food Groups

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…

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Get Your Gumbo On: Mardi Gras Gumbo Cook Off

Thanks to the popularity of Cajun cuisine , Louisiana cooking has become world famous. And as a big fan myself, I thought I knew most of what there is to know about the food. Until I went to Southwest Louisiana for Mardi Gras and attended the annual World Famous Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-Off…

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Trip Advisor Says: Best Spots for Gumbo

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…

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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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Fur & Wildlife Festival

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…

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