Author: Jyl Benson

Fresh Pickings

Get organic, sustainable and humane offerings at Alexandria’s Inglewood Farm

Lighten Up

Fresh and bright flavors for the hottest days of summer

Burger Kings

From standard to outrageous, Acadiana has a burger for every palate

LA Guns

Pops & Rockets takes its sticky, sweet, ‘80s inspired treats on tour throughout Acadiana

CULINARY HERITAGE

Welcome  to Louisiana Life’s celebration of the culinarians who are making a mark on our unique state. The beauty of our culinary heritage and the people who are moving it forward while preserving and revealing the treasures of our past…

Beat Summer Heat

When the temperatures rise in Cajun Country, the cool kids go for cold treats

Home Plate

A brick-and-mortar space for Toby Rodriguez and Lâche Pas Boucherie et Cuisine

Family Style

Children of Vietnamese Immigrants Evolve Their Ancestral Cuisines to Impact Acadiana

Crawfish Tales

The best mudbugs in Acadiana are worth time, trouble and effort

Market Fresh

Dining with Swedish visitors along the River Road in Plantation Country

Remedies

For the unbearable heaviness of being

locavore

The importance of locally-sourced foods on the Acadiana table

Brunch

Claim the Cool: 14 brunches worth venturing out for

Oh, So French

Bar Frances brings Parisian sensibility to Freret Street

Best Chefs

Centuries after Le Grand Derangement French Acadians were forced from their homes in Nova Scotia at the hands of the British, Louisiana’s Acadians are in possession of an enviable culture that is undeniably rich in music, art, and especially gastronomy.…

Pizza Party

Reconsidering a global favorite customized to suit the Cajun palate