A Southern woman has infamous mystique. Books, ballads, TV shows and films have long tapped into the world’s fascination with a woman who is at once feminine, but not afraid to speak her mind; gracious, but in no way a pushover; and with the strength and force of hurricane winds whipping across the Gulf Coast. […]
COOKBOOK: Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen, is the latest tome in the Emeril Lagasse cookbook cannon. More than 100 updated and refined recipes are included in the book, which Lagasse deems his most personal, and it also includes instructions on technique, a list of basic cookware for […]
Chara, our tour guide, was herself a Greek classic, whose native good looks were worthy of a statue and could have made her a movie star. Throughout the afternoon, she led us around her island showing the villages, hills, town squares and panoramic views that are part of a tour guide’s daily odyssey. What could […]
New studies suggest a person’s sleeping habit or lack of sleep is linked to a higher risk of catching colds. The Washington Post’s “To Your Health” blog published research that stated a person who sleeps six or less hours a night is four times more likely to catch a cold than those who sleep for […]
One if my earliest sensory memories from the lakefront is of salt – not from the saltwater, but from the watermelon. When I was a kid, a thing for the family to do on warm summer evenings was to take a ride along the shore. There was always a sense of adventure as we drove past the seawall, where the sights included groups of people dangling nets for crabs. I thought […]
L’Auberge set to host Better Than Ezra, Aaron Neville and More! L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 L’Auberge Ave., Baton Rouge, (866) 261-7777, MyLAuberge.com L’Auberge Hotel and Casino in Baton Rouge has unveiled its fall lineup of entertainment. Better Than Ezra will return to the hotel’s outdoor entertainment space, The Lawn, while Aaron Neville, […]
A Southern woman has infamous mystique. Books, ballads, TV shows and films have long tapped into the world’s fascination with a woman who is at once feminine, but not afraid to speak her mind; gracious, but in no way a pushover; and with the strength and force of hurricane winds whipping across the Gulf Coast. The Southern woman has earned her fitting nickname: Steel Magnolia. Perhaps it’s born of dealing with humidity so brutal it could melt the red right off of a boiled crawfish. No level of heat, humidity, bad weather or rough times can put a damper on the day-to-day business of being there for friends and family through thick and thin, volunteering in the community, being a master in her career of choice, baking the perfect red velvet cake for any occasion—or none at all—and all the while showing up looking as fresh as a spring breeze with flawless makeup and an iron will.