Louisiana Life - January/February 2018

Historical Charm

Tours, tastings and taking in the sites round out a long, fun weekend in Natchez

Culinary fight club

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

Gumbo Party

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

Traveling around Louisiana

  Mardi Gras arrives in Louisiana this season, and cities across the state are gearing up for the state’s biggest party of the year. Whether you’re looking for the excitement of a super krewe with large floats and fancy throws…

Animal House

Biology teacher Lacey Hoosier of Buckeye High School in Deville brings a love of wildlife to the classroom

Louisianians of the Year

Louisianians impacting their communities and industry on a local, national, and international level.


  There was a time that had I been asked to name Louisiana’s top indigenous baked confection I might have settled on pecan pie though without much conviction. The dish is more Southern than unique to this state. Beignets might…

Gone Fishin’

Clarence Coco and Paul Daigrepont, hoop net fishermen from Bordelonville, work on the Mississippi River at Pointe Coupee Parish.

Literary Shorts

Morgan City-native Tim Gautreaux’s collection of short stories, ‘Signals: New and Selected Stories’ is smart and unpretentious

Crossing His Tees

Baton Rouge designer Clint English creates iconic T-shirt designs for rock and roll royalty

Home Again

Maureen and C.A. Miller reclaim the historic beauty of a 19th-century center hall cottage in Lake Charles