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November-December 2017

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In This Issue

Sweet Versatility

Whether you call them yams or sweet potatoes, there’s not much you can’t do with this multipurpose root veggie

Over the River

Detour away from New Orleans for an exploration of nearby historic Algiers Point


A post-operation infection from pediatric bone cancer cost New Orleanian Ford Sutter his right leg, but it hasn’t prevented him from moving on

Ranch Redux

Aron Biedenharn Coates renews a Baton Rouge ranch style house with a midcentury modern vibe

Food Faves

How to Keep it Healthy

Best Doctors

872 physicians in 77 specialties



Fired Up!

Rhonda Lee of St. James Parish stokes the flames during annual holiday celebration

Cajun Justice

Lafayette native tapped by mega-bestselling author James Patterson to collaborate on a novel


Warrior from the sky

pelican briefs

Celebrations, cinema and ‘snow’

Between the Rivers

Hit the road for a getaway filled with food, fun, history and loads of nature in Vidalia and nearby Natchez, Mississippi

Grill Girl

Pit pioneer Carolyn Huggins Simmons bags burgers to open barbecue joint in Shreveport

Thrills in the ‘Ville

Nashville is for music lovers, history and the holidays

Traditionally Louisiana

Holiday festivals, food and family rituals to celebrate the season

Flour Power

New Orleans bread baker Graison Gill spreads the gospel of traditional bread-making

Bridges, Bourbon and Thoroughbreds

Creating a new holiday tradition around an old one

November/December Calendar

Events and festivals around the state

Russell Whiting

Hot Steel and Angels in St. Martin Parish