Posts tagged "Delta Delights"

Louisiana Culinary Trails – Prairie Home Cooking

Home to one of the state’s oldest European settlements, central Louisiana serves up dishes that naturally reflect the diverse cultures that settled here. Food is an obsession in this part of the world and the love and attention that go into every dish — from the field to the table — is celebrated with every meal. Focusing on freshness, the mild climate and rich soils allow a wide variety of vegetables to be grown year round and the many bayous and rivers in addition to the close proximity to the Coast make seafood an important ingredient in this cuisine.

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Posted by admin - June 12, 2014 at 8:43 am

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Louisiana Culinary Trails – Red River Riches

The Red River runs through Shreveport/Bossier City, and the area that sits near the Texas border has always been know for its wild side. Early feuds have given way to a killer nightlife, with riverboat casinos, good music, and memorable cuisine. The wealth of fresh waterways provides an abundance of fish and wildlife, as well as fertile ground for fruits and vegetables. The discovery of oil in the early 20th century brought an influx of people, expanding the already mixed bag of immigrants. More recently, the film industry has discovered the area’s riches. Today’s diners find themselves rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s elite – all with the same goal in mind: to soak up the flavors of this metropolitan crossroads.

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Posted by admin - May 26, 2014 at 2:13 am

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Louisiana Culinary Trails – Delta Delights

Rich farmland, recreational waterways and scenic highways dominate Northeast Louisiana. This side of the Delta still lays claim to unspoiled and undeveloped backroads that take modern day explorers back in time. It’s all about Southern tradition in this neck of the Great Southern Pine Forest, where many of the go-to eateries have been in continuous operation for at least a half-century. Grab a map and head off to discover one of the nearby rural treasures within an hour’s drive of Monroe/West Monroe. Slow down, relax, and enjoy a perfectly seasoned Southern dish — from frog legs to fricassée — prepared from a distinctive recipe passed down for generations.

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Posted by admin - September 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm

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Louisiana Culinary Trails – Seafood Sensations

Bordered by Texas to the west and Cajun Country to the east, southwestern Louisiana has developed its own brand of cooking. Rustic, spicy, and stick-to-your-ribs might best describe the food of this marshland. Dominating menus are fried and boiled seafood, pork stew, catfish courtbouillon, rice dressing, shrimp and okra gumbo, jambalaya, wild game, and lots and lots of rice. This trail zigzags across the southwestern corner of the state, sometimes known as the Louisiana Outback, stopping at a variety of crawfish houses, oyster bars, cafes, and grocery stores.

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Posted by admin - January 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

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