Note de l’editeur

Well, 2021 sure has gotten off on an odd foot, huh?

Just when we thought things couldn’t get any weirder, I’ll be dipped if things didn’t do that very thing. There is one certainty in this uncertain time however and that is that without fail, year-after-year, we are going to publish our annual healthy recipes issue. As the rest of the world swirls wildly out of control, we’ll do what we often do in times of stress — eat good food. OK, we also do this during times of relaxation and celebration. But good food doesn’t have to mean loaded with fat and calories (although we like that sometimes, too). Some of my best food memories are of light, often vegetable-centric meals my grandmother would lovingly prepare for our family on her farm in Kentucky. In summer and fall, we enjoyed the bounty of the seasonal harvests, while at the same time canning and preserving items that could keep, so that winter felt just as plentiful. We didn’t have much, but we lacked for nothing. Except perhaps seafood. That is not a problem in Acadiana. Which is where this issue of Acadiana Profile comes in. 

For this installment of the light recipes feature, food writer Stanley Dry has whipped up a seafood feast. Hearty, flavorful, beautiful on the plate and good for you are all on the menu, so be sure to check out these delectable and nutritious multi-course meals. Bonus: Trying the recipes is something fresh for you to do at home. Hallelujah!

Meanwhile, this is also the issue in which we profile three doctors from the region for our Top Doctors list. Health is of course on everyone’s mind as we continue to navigate the pandemic, so if you are looking for someone to help you keep your health in check, look no further than this list of the best of the best physicians throughout Acadiana. 

We also of course have a gorgeous home for you to tour, more delicious recipes from Marcelle Bienvenue and essays exploring the regions culture, so dig in and enjoy some good news for a bit. 

Cheers!