Louisiana Festivals

Unique Louisiana Festivals Across the State

The Pelican State is rich with culture and promise. Louisiana festivals pack each year with fun and special celebrations. There’s always something interesting to do when you’re in Louisiana. Here are a few of our favorite Louisiana food festivals and celebrations of the Louisiana lifestyle. Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival The Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival is held in early …

How Crawfish Became a Louisiana Staple

Louisiana is world famous for its deliciously unique cuisine–but the one food that is most strongly identified with the state is crawfish. Crawfish have always been abundant in Louisiana and actually live on every continent except Antarctica. Native Americans who lived in what would eventually become Louisiana were known to eat crawfish by catching them using reeds baited with deer …

How to Make the Most of Leftover Boiled Crawfish (Shells and All)

Crawfish boils are one of Louisiana’s most cherished culinary traditions. You sit down with family and friends and dive into a huge mound of spicy mudbugs with all the fixins–potatoes, corn on the cob, mushrooms, and more. But when you’re done eating, you look down and realize you’ve got tons of crawfish and fixings left over. What to do? Here …

Crawfish, corn, potatoes, mushrooms, and brussels sprouts from a Louisiana crawfish boil

Weird (and Wonderful) Add-ins to Crawfish Boils

Crawfish boils are one of the most famous, popular, and delicious traditions in Louisiana. A traditional crawfish boil includes a number of added ingredients such as small red potatoes, whole onions, whole garlic bulbs, and mini corn-on-the-cob, all thrown into the pot to cook alongside the mudbugs themselves. The result is an array of scrumptious side dishes that absorb the …

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 …