Author: Annie D. Stutley

Literary Louisiana: Roux Roots

“Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou” by Ken Wells W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 288 p., $26.95 Cajun. Z’herbes. Duck and sausage. Shrimp and crabmeat. No matter how you like your gumbo, most Louisianians can agree that the warm…

Great Louisiana Chef: Happy Eats

Trinidad native and Ruston implant, chef Kimlin Hall, brings unique flavor to her food with a combination of Caribbean and local Louisiana ingredients and spices. Chindian Flavors, a catering business and food truck that can be found parked at the…

Now We're Cracklin'

Chef Cory Bourgeois, along with partner and self-described “boss lady” Hannah Ellaham, opened Graton Eatery in St. Martinville last June, an homage to the home-cooked breakfasts, lunches and belly-filling snacks that fuel south Louisiana. “I remember going to [my grandmothers’]…

Literary Louisiana: Take Flight

Audubon on Louisiana Selected Writings of John James Audubon, edited by Ben Forkner Known perhaps as the greatest naturalist painter, John James Audubon will forever be linked to the state of Louisiana. During his time traveling up and down the…

Cajun Soul

James Beard Best Chef of the South Semi-Finalist/Finalist (four times!) and fan favorite on Bravo’s “Top Chef” contestant Isaac Toups brings his fresh brand of cooking, storytelling, and pork fat-inspired magic to his new book “Chasing the Gator, Isaac Toups…

Great Louisiana Chef: Locally Inspired

Chef Jeff Hansell is a Gulf Coast native who has made Louisiana his home as chef of Oxlot 9 in the historic Southern Hotel in Covington. His bag full of culinary tricks of the trade, stem from journeying across the…

Mount Up

  Bayou Song  With south Louisiana starting to make a turn from unbearably hot to comfortably cool, “Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscape” explores the Spanish moss-lined waterway of Bayou Teche and encourages readers to take a…

Fresh and Bold

“I was raised in the rice capital so I’m definitely a gravy man, but most recently I’ve been enjoying cooking anything on an open fire. I love how the fire makes you constantly adapt and teaches the chef how to…

Simply Elevated

Scott Gautreau focuses on elegant, home cooked classics at City Pork in Baton Rouge

Tour de Force

New Orleans-based author, journalist and entertaining expert Julia Reed’s new book of essays invites readers along for an hilarious ride through the South

Powerful Hospitality

Manny Augello of Bread & Circus Provisions in Lafayette recognized by the James Beard Foundation

Culinary fight club

Chef Sean Rivera fights the good fight in Baton Rouge restaurant and in New Orleans’ Culinary Fight Club competition

Grill Girl

Pit pioneer Carolyn Huggins Simmons bags burgers to open barbecue joint in Shreveport


Sustainable, seasonal and domestic fare is at the heart of Monroe-native Cory Bahr’s culinary pursuits

From the Soul

Shreveport Chef Eleazar Mondragon adds a heavy dose of love to dishes at Ki’ Mexico