Nothing stops the innovators, trailblazers and entrepreneurs of Louisiana. Last year may have taken the wind out of our sails with hurricanes, freezes and a worldwide pandemic, but the Bayou State never faltered in producing new and interesting products, culinary offerings…

Kitchen Gourmet: Versatile Veggie

Eggplant With Garlic, Parsley And Parmesan 2 long, thin Asian eggplants (about 4 oz. each) 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 2 teaspoons chopped parsley ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus additional, if needed coarse salt and freshly ground…

Traveler: Northshore Allure

Tchefuncte's Restaurant in Madisonville offers upscale atmosphere and a Gulf-inspired menu. Commuting rush hour aside, blood pressure appears to drop once north of Lake Pontchartrain. Life slows down in the historic towns…

Kitchen Gourmet: Love or Leave

Tip If your grill doesn’t have large spaces between the bars, you can cook the okra directly on the grill without fear of it falling into the fire. Otherwise, use a finer-meshed grill tray or basket on top of the…

Simply Elevated

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

Woman's Work

Female chefs are running the kitchens and changing culinary culture in a host of Louisiana’s top restaurants

Serious Success

New Orleans Chef Kristen Essig of Coquette opens second restaurant and works for change in the industry

Crawfish Craze

Crawfish butter and three tasty recipes to curb your crustacean craving

Gumbo Party

Three satisfying gumbos that will have your friends and family coming back for seconds and thirds

Culinary fight club

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

Over the River

Detour away from New Orleans for an exploration of nearby historic Algiers Point

Texas Welcome

Like an old friend, the Texas Gulf Coast promises fun, food and easy relaxation


5 fabulous farmers markets throughout the state

LA Guns

Pops & Rockets takes its sticky, sweet, ‘80s inspired treats on tour throughout Acadiana


Welcome  to Louisiana Life’s celebration of the culinarians who are making a mark on our unique state. The beauty of our culinary heritage and the people who are moving it forward while preserving and revealing the treasures of our past…

From the Soul

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