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Biscuits of Many Kinds

As I write this, we have about a month before Mardi Gras arrives. This year we have a rather long Carnival season, and I hate to admit it, but I’ve already had my fill of King Cakes! And this year, no..

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Cajun Summer Olympics

One of the things that makes Louisiana great is our unique culture. We have our own food, architecture, music and even our own sports — it's true! Well, the truth is we just enjoy having fun and can t..

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History and Symbols of the Louisiana State Flag

For visitors to Louisiana, it’s easy to remember the most popular Cajun traditions like Mardi Gras, Cajun and Zydeco music, celebrations for every occasion and, of course, the delicious food that can ..

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History of the Shotgun House

Few things reflect Louisiana's unique architecture better than the shotgun house. Second only to the plantation home in terms of familiarity, the shotgun house has an interesting history that reveals ..

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Hot Beignets Recipe

We in Louisiana call them beignets, but they are more widely known as fritters. In New Orleans at the French Quarter coffee shops, they are much like a sweet doughnut and dusted with confectioners’ su..

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Legends from the Bayou

The Cajun and Creole people of Louisiana are well-known for their folklore legends passed down from one generation to the next. From the swamps of the bayou to the civilized inner cities, mysterious s..

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The History of Festival International de Louisiane

In 1987, a group of individuals in Lafayette, Louisiana, had a rather unique idea. They decided to create a cultural heritage celebration that would, in the words of the Festival International Mission..

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The Tradition of Tailgating

Here in Louisiana we love sports. This is especially true when it comes to football. Whether it’s high school, college or NFL, football dominates our weekends in the fall. We also love any excuse for ..

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Top Cajun New Year’s Resolutions

After its long-anticipated close, 2016 is finally over. Although we’re sure you’ve seen the ubiquitous New Year’s Resolution posts graze across your social media channels at least once every hour..

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What Makes it Cajun?

Here in Louisiana, good food and good times are an essential part of our culture. We don't just cook special meals for birthday or holiday celebrations, either. The Cajun people embrace fine eating 36..

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