2021 Louisiana Public Lands Alligator Harvest

Alligator hunters in Louisiana have until June 30th, 2021, to apply for an alligator lottery tag.

Applications cost $7 and you may only apply one time.

Louisiana’s alligator season runs from Aug. 25th through Oct. 30th

If you’re one of the lucky hunters who wins the lottery you’ll be eligible to harvest three alligators.

Applicants must be lawful residents of Louisiana and be at least 16 years of age.

Winners must buy a $25 alligator hunting license plus pay $40 per alligator tag.

Need more information? We are here to help

The rebirth of Hubig’s Pies

Local media are in full frenzy this morning as Hubig’s Pies has announced a relaunch seven years after their old pie factory in New Orleans Marigny neighborhood burned to the ground.

You know you’re a big timer when Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards issues a press release regarding your concern’s comeback.

Hubig’s Twitter account is oddly silent on the matter. Continue Reading

2019 Festival International in Lafayette Louisiana

Years ago we used to drive or fly hundreds of miles to New Orleans every spring so we could attend Jazz Fest. Now that we live five minutes from the fair grounds and could easily get media passes we never even consider going. Instead we point west to the prairies of Acadiana where Festival International takes place, for free, in downtown Lafayette. Continue Reading

2019 Festival International Music Lineup

UPDATE Festival International has now issued the calendar for the musical acts.

Acadiana’s Festival International just dropped their 2019 music lineup and as was expected it’s a good one. Remember how laid back and low key Jazzfest was in the 80s? That’s the current state of affairs in downtown Lafayette when Festival rolls through.

It’s a trip. Oh, and it’s one of the best festivals in the state for eating. Dozens of the best Cajun cooks in the region gather to vend a murderer’s row of old school hot pots filled with gumbos, jambalayas, etouffes, and courtbouillons.

Alligator is one of the chief proteins.

24 different countries are on offer for the 33rd year of Festival with Sudan’s Alsarah and the Nubatones being the first band from their country to perform at the giant party.

Cha Wa and Tank and the Bangazs represent New Orleans.

I saw Haiti’s Boukman Eksperyans play here at Armstrong Park yesterday and they’ll be flying back to Louisiana for Festival.

the lineup

We just caught wind of a workshop out in Chauvin, Louisiana where you can learn how to make gumbo in the Houma Indian style.

This is intriguing as gumbo is one of our main points of interest in Louisiana cuisine and we have never heard of this particular technique.

We are out of town during this workshop. If you go please send us a field report with photographs.

April 7th 2019

10 am to 4 pm – festival hours. Time of gumbo demonstration TBD.

Chauvin Sculpture Garden, 5337 Bayouside Drive, Chauvin, Louisiana.

A Recipe For Smoked Turkey Jambalaya with Saint John The Baptist Andouille

When we rolled out to Austin for our annual Louisiana gumbo pop up, one of our cooks gifted us with a plump, freshly-smoked Texas turkey breast. We flew that big thing back to New Orleans and made club sandwiches out of it for a few days before we had a eureka moment. Continue Reading

Double D sausage from Bogalusa, Louisiana is a crucial ingredient in our world famous gumbo

The LSU AgCenter has announced a 2019 series of meetings of importance to Louisiana rice farmers.

Don Groth, resident coordinator of the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station announced that the meetings will focus on rice varietals, pest control, new technology, and land preparation.

Mr Groth has some serious bonafides after earning his bachelor’s degree in botany from Eastern Illinois University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Iowa State University.

Groth has worked at the rice station for 36 years.


January 9th 2019: Ville Platte Civic Center, registration at 7:30am followed by the event at 8am

January 9th 2019: The Rice Council, and LA Rice Growers Association joint meeting at The Grand Marais in Jennings. 4pm trade show with meeting to follow.

January 10th 2019: Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau, Abbeville. Registration at 8:30am, event at 9am.

We only eat Louisiana rice at the Scrumptious house in New Orleans 9th Ward, and we’ll be traveling home to Austin with 20lbs of the best our state has to offer for our big gumbo pop up on January 20th at Tamale House East.

Come on out and get a big bowl of genuine Louisiana gumbo and help us celebrate the Scrumptious Chef website’s 9th anniversary.