Acadiana Profile - August-September 2016

note de l’editeur

In the popular 2013 “Cajun Country,” episode of the Travel Channel’s “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” the host and crew take part in a boucherie with Toby Rodriguez of Lâche Pas Boucherie et Cuisine. Riveted to the TV in Texas I…

nouvelles de villes

Lafayette Going German-Cajun We’ve had boudin served in many ways in recent years, such as the Cajun benedict with boudin and eggs in a pool of gumbo at the French Press in Lafayette, or the Orielle de Cochon (pig’s ear)…

Clothiers in Their Culinary Element

Lafayette interior designer Justine Hebert renovates her parents’ new home to complement their gourmet devotions and relaxed lifestyle beyond the men’s fashion biz

touch down

Chic tableware and accoutrements for your next pigskin party

Gear Up

Rugged, yet stylish goods for the Acadiana guy on the go

Pizza Party

Reconsidering a global favorite customized to suit the Cajun palate

Cool Jobs

As children, our interests, hobbies and passions define what we want to be when we grow up. Unfortunately, this often does not stay the case when building adult careers. Aspiring astronauts become accountants, inventors turn into electricians, bakers work in…

Portraits on All Fours

After failing to find her niche painting people, Breaux Bridge artist Logan Berard focused her efforts on furrier subjects — pets

In and Out of the Dog House

Amber Prejean, president and founder of Cajun Paws Rescue in Scott, dedicates her time, energy and money toward finding permanent residences for misunderstood breeds

Family Band

The Jolly Inn in Houma continues the tradition of Cajun dining and dance halls

The Incorruptible Bald Cypress

The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest wetland in the United States, covering some 1.4 million acres, or 5,700 km2. It's 20 miles wide and 150 miles long. It is known for its alligator and crawfish trade, navigable waterways and natural…

The Manual

For the men of Acadiana, family is the tie that binds; hard work is paramount; the land is to be cared for and cherished; and life is to be not only appreciated, but lived to the fullest and with joy.…

Dr. Philip Gachassin

As a general and bariatric (weight loss) surgeon, Dr. Philip Gachassin, who works for Lafayette General Medical Center, has performed thousands of difficult and life-saving procedures over the course of his 19-year career. “I was always good at science when…

Dr. Craig Walker

Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Craig Walker became interested in the medical field at just 8 years old. The youngest of nine children, the Bourg, Louisiana native was inspired by his two oldest brothers, who are also physicians. “They would show me…

Dr. David C. Benson

It’s difficult for New Iberia-based urologist, Dr. David C. Benson, to choose which of his cases has been toughest. That’s because the Shreveport native finds each case to be uniquely challenging and personal. Part of being a physician, he believes,…

Healthy Outlook

Diabetes leads as most pressing health concern facing residents of Acadiana