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Gone Fishing

One of the many great things about living in Louisiana is the abundance of our seafood. In addition to all the shellfish and crustaceans, we have a variety of delicious fish. Some species, such as black drum and sheepshead, were…

Louisiana's Best Retirement Cities

Moderate climate, great food, the great outdoors, Mardi Gras — Louisiana has a lot to offer. With seniors about to become the largest demographics in the nation, Louisiana is primed to attract those who want to spend their glory years in…

Well Done

If you can still remember your New Year’s resolutions, it’s likely that one of them had to do with food. Perhaps it was a pledge to eat healthier, in which case the following recipes may be helpful. Not only are…

Top Doctors

People are never more vulnerable than when visiting doctors. Whether it’s for a routine checkup, treatment for a life-threatening illness or an auspicious occasion like the birth of a child, the patient will always feel at least some anxiety and…

Louisianians of the Year

Each year, we comb the state in search of Louisianians who are doing great things at home and, potentially, around the country or even the world. We look for individuals who stand out in their professions, give back and represent…

King Cakes

Twin’s Burgers & Sweet’s boudin king cake consists of a savory dough and boudin marriage, drizzled with Steen’s syrup on top and cracklin’ bits Carnival’s Gateau des Rois may have its beginnings in France but today’s Louisiana king cakes have…

La Chasse au Canard

It’s pitch black and I’m hunkered down in a wooden box suspended a few feet above water that I know to be filled with alligators. There is young man with a loaded shotgun to my left and another to my…

Woman's Work

Female chefs are running the kitchens and changing culinary culture in a host of Louisiana’s top restaurants

BEST HOSPITALS

There is only one major source that provides credible ongoing analysis of hospitals. It is Medicare, which as the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older, as well as certain younger people with disabilities, often pays many of…

BOIL ADVISORY

An end-of-season backyard crawfish boil to wrap it up with style and flavor