Turducken from Chris Specialty Meat

If you don’t have the time, energy or technique to produce your own turducken for the holiday season we have compiled a list of area butchers who are happy to provide the service for you. They’re not cheap but all bets are off when uncle Bob and aunt Marge are driving in from out of state. more

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LaPlace dance team NOLA Dolls performing at Andouille Festival

St John the Baptist Parish is the buckle of Louisiana’s andouille belt.

Back in 1972 the city of LaPlace threw a fete to celebrate the revered sausage, and hundreds of people crowded onto the LaPlace Drag Strip to revel amongst vendors selling cracklins, po boys, and bowls of gumbo filled with the smokey forcemeat. Continue Reading

Carnival in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Update: Here’s our field report from the party.

Nobody on earth throws a party like the Cajuns. They can out eat and out drink any culture on earth.And you haven’t lived til you’ve thrown down on some muddy festival grounds in rural Acadiana with a group of natives running wide open on tumblers filled with rum and Swamp Pop. Continue Reading