Star AG Supermarket in Jackson, Louisiana

Spotlight On: Star AG Supermarket in Jackson, Louisiana

If you ever try to tell me that all supermarkets and grocery stores were the same, I would prove you wrong with a trip to Star AG Supermarket in Jackson, Louisiana, and take you straight to their deli. Whether you make your grocery list on paper, in your head, or on your phone like I do, you need to be …

Lake Charles Poultry in Louisiana

Spotlight On: Lake Charles Poultry

I don’t think my kids would have guessed that I spent some of my day in Lake Charles, Louisiana, standing in line with customers who were waiting for their meat to be cut fresh and packaged for them on the spot. My family (and coworkers) may say I’m a picky eater, but I am a meat eater. If you’re a …

louisiana muffalettas

Our Team’s Favorite Local Muffaletta Spots in Louisiana

The muffaletta, sometimes spelled “muffuletta,” is a New Orleans staple and has called the Crescent City home for more than 100 years. It was created in 1906 at Central Grocery, an Italian-style deli located in New Orleans’ famous French Quarter, by Sicilian immigrant Salvatore Lupo. The traditional muffaletta sandwich consists of olive mix, genoa salami, ham, mortadella, and provolone and …

marie laveau house of voodoo sign and the inside of the store with various voodoo artifacts

The History of New Orleans Voodoo

Much like the city it calls home to, New Orleans Voodoo has an extremely fascinating background and has been ingrained in Louisiana culture for over three centuries.   Don’t let some Hollywood depictions fool you, though—voodoo has never involved sorcerers, potions, dark magic, or a doll being poked with a sewing needle. Voodoo is an authentic religion that is still …

Bowl of gumbo with rice and shrimp on top and served with boiled egg

Not Just a Southern Staple: Gumbo North of I-10

There is a common misconception that the central and northern regions of Louisiana don’t participate in the Cajun and Creole traditions associated with south Louisiana, which include iconic foods such as jambalaya, boudin, and gumbo. This is simply not true. You can get a bowl of gumbo in Shreveport just as easily as in Lafayette. But before we dig into …

bowl with spoon of gumbo with shrimp, tomatoes and sausage

Hot, Hearty, & Spicy: Gumbo in Cajun Country

When most people who are not from Louisiana hear the word “Cajun,” they automatically think of spicy, peppery food including gumbo. Those of us who live here know how inaccurate that is because spicy is just one aspect of Cajun cuisine. As for Cajun gumbo, there’s plenty to delve into about that, but first let’s explore the region of Louisiana …