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.


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Arabi Food Store in Arabi, Louisiana

January 2018:
“St Maurice Grocery founder Elliot Gaspard was robbed on a 9th Ward street corner by local brigand Ray Connor aka Ray Collins in 1963. Connor got a $1000 but he also got nabbed two days later by cops in Lafayette.” We went deep on Arabi Grocery for our groundbreaking 500 po boys series. link Continue Reading

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