Louisiana Life - May/June 2012 May 1, 2012 Admin Staff - Sean Bova FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemail From the Editor: Secrets From the Green ParrotLunch this day was at the Green Parrot Bar & Grill located on the cruise ship dock at George Town, Grand Caymen. There was still about an hour before Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Sea would sail away for a… BarometerA compendium of what’s hot and what’s not in Louisiana The Rural Life: Talkin’ the TalkComing to terms with sounding “country” Biz BitsBusiness news from around the state HealthStair Masters in Shreveport SHREVEPORT – LSU Health Shreveport employees and students are making a conscious effort to take the stairs instead of the elevators as they move around campus. Daci Platt, a research associate and Master of Public Health… Great Louisiana Chef: Diana ChauvinOwner and Executive Chef of La Thai Traveling Gourmet: Best of the BountyRecipes for the season of plenty Home: West Feliciana WhimsySam and Noelle LeBlanc’s touch of the French countryside Art: Dale PierrottieThe art of bousillage How to Grow CrawfishHeat, Rain, Thunder and “Aquaculture” are Part of the Process. Grand IsleLIFE ON A BARRIER ISLAND Diamonds in the RoughBefore Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, “the Negro Leagues” were the only games in town for black ballplayers. Louisiana Life Travel: A Guide to AntiquingThere’s a lot to discover in big towns and small. Around Louisiana: NorthernON THE ROAD BASTROP RETROSPECTIVE Bastrop is the seat of Paroisse de Morehouse (Morehouse Parish), which rises high to touch the state border between Louisiana and Arkansas. Although it is now mainly a retirement community due to the closure of… Around Louisiana: CentralPROFILE THE YELLOW? ROSE OF LOGANSPORT He isn’t to be confused with Davy Crockett’s companion, James Rose, who, according to Alamo survivor Susanna Dickinson, perished with the other American heroes in the San Antonio fort. The story of Louis Moses… Around Louisiana: CajunCAUSE TO CELEBRATE AS THE VINE FLIES IN MORGAN CITY The year was 1918. Movie houses were packed with audiences thrilled by the silent films flickering on-screen accompanied by the sound of swelling music played on-site in the theatre. Two… Around Louisiana: Baton Rouge/Plantation CountryQUIRKY PLACES WETLAND WATCH IN NORCO When driving out of town, I usually avoid the interstate because it’s too fast and not scenic enough. But there is a stretch on I-10 in St. Charles Parish that travels the LaBranche Wetlands… Around Louisiana: Greater New OrleansPROFILE OUR HUMANE SENATORS Sen. David Vitter of Metairie and Rep. Sam Farr of California were recently named Humane Legislators of the Year by the Humane Society. According to a report in the Times-Picayune by Jonathan Tilove, Vitter was cited… Costal Travel: Exploring MississippiFrom the coast to the Delta Lifetimes: May/JuneA guide to events around the state Great Louisiana Quiz: Louisiana SeafoodPictured here is a sample of Louisiana seafood. Modern refrigeration and farming techniques have altered the seasons a bit, but we are traditionalists. The natural season of one of these seafoods is between September and April; the other between December… A Louisiana Life: Linda JohnsonTrucking in overdrive Louisiana Life Photo ContestYour chance to have your photos featured in our magazine! Traveler: Capitol Time for a TourGrab the kids, and head to Baton Rouge to celebrate the bicentennial.