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The History of the Roman Candy Company

All images courtesy of Daniel Kottemann. What if I told you that one of the longest-running and most beloved food businesses in New Orleans was a 1900s kitchen on wheels whose star employee was a mule named Miss Mae? Would you believe me? On any given day in the Crescent City, you may just stumble upon this particularly sweet tradition. …

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10 Museums in Louisiana You’ve Got to Visit

There are over 220 museums in Louisiana. No matter which corner of the Pelican State you travel to, you’re sure to find a museum that showcases fascinating artifacts or moments in history that shaped our great state into what it is today. Calling all history buffs and fun seekers alike, because I’ve narrowed down Louisiana’s lengthy catalog of museums into …

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The Mystery of the Louisiana Feu Follet

The word “light” is a term that is universally seen as a symbol of optimism. Its context in literature often represents knowledge and resolve where there is otherwise uncertainty. It illuminates the end of the troubling tunnel that we may find ourselves traveling through. Light is the figurative sun that eliminates darkness with positivity and peace. What if I told …

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Spotlight On: Optimize EGS of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Here at Pelican, we pride ourselves on being able to support our communities and local businesses. Optimize Energy Generation Services (EGS) is one of hundreds of businesses around Louisiana that take advantage of all the incredible benefits that come with being a Pelican Partner. One of the guiding principles of this Pelican Partner is being committed to excellence in the …

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The History of Egg Pocking: A Cajun Easter Tradition

You may have read our blog post about the History of Cajun Mardi Gras and the Chicken Chase, but there’s another Louisiana tradition that you might find even more interesting. Yep—you read the title correctly. Let’s find out more about the egg-stremely competitive and beloved tradition known as egg pocking! What exactly is egg pocking? Egg pocking is a game …