Louisiana Life - November-December 2018

Feast of Seven Fishes

A soft breeze blew in through open doors overlooking the waterfront as the Pêche restaurant family gathered to celebrate the season with a Feast of Seven Fishes, part of the Italian-American holiday celebration. Typically consumed on Christmas Eve, which is…

Best Doctors

There is no responsibility that we take more seriously than publishing our annual list of best doctors. We want to be accurate and we want you to understand our methodology. How are the selections made? We partner with Best Doctors,…

Medical Marijuana

The year 2016 was a big one for proponents of medical marijuana. Since California legalized in 1996, each year for the next 19 years, anywhere from zero to three states followed suit. In 2016, however, six states voted to legalize…

The Christmas of Brenda Lee and the Tigers

Sixty years ago, Christmas season 1958, was an exciting time in Louisiana. Something no one expected happened. The LSU Tigers football team finished the season undefeated and ranked number one in the nation. Led by a speedster from Baton Rouge…

The Little Museum That Could

Now enjoying its reputation as a major attraction for locals and visitors, the West Baton Rouge Museum (WBRM) in Port Allen was just a name in 1968 when the brand new WBR Historical Association “borrowed” a small former courthouse to…

Photo Contest: Cotton Harvest

A vintage International Farmall 856 tractor idles in a cotton field as the season crop is harvested Submit your photos by visiting louisianalife.com

Rockin’ and Rollin’

Elvis Presley’s aura saturates Memphis like the winter sun dancing on the Mississippi River, warming the soul of the city and welcoming everyone to the music and magic of his home. Immerse yourself, and you’ll understand why The King kept…

Great Expectations

Ruby, my maternal grandmother, was a picky eater and had high expectations when visiting restaurants. Bacon had to be a level of crispy achieved only by some dark magic that enabled the cook to remove it from the pan by…

Holiday in Lights

With its waterfront locale and graceful plantations nearby, Natchitoches’ beauty comes as no surprise but its well-scrubbed appearance does. Old tends to look worn, yet charming. Over 300 years old generally looks ever more so despite its pedigree, but not…

Pelican Briefs

NEW ORLEANS Culinary Institute Opens Inaugural classes begin Jan. 7 at the hotly anticipated New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI), the brainchild of co-founder and board chairman Ti Martin of Commander’s Palace. State-of-the-art instructional spaces in the five-story, 93,000-square-foot…