Best of Dining

Each year, Acadiana Profile celebrates the top chefs and restaurants within the 22-parish region that encompasses 14, 500 square miles and more than 1,400,000 residents. We have explored the very heart of Acadiana to find the best of the best.…

LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are set to host the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off: King of Kings in conjunction with A Taste of EatLafayette. This marks the 14th annual Louisiana…

Picnic Perfect

As a child, I adored picnics. My parents were avid outdoors people and when summer arrived,…

Woman's Work

Female chefs are running the kitchens and changing culinary culture in a host of Louisiana’s top restaurants

Traveling Louisiana: Spring Adventures

  Color has returned to Louisiana after a memorable cold winter, and residents across the state are welcoming spring with open arms and open windows. As life returns to the teeming bayous and flowering gardens, life also returns to communities…

Flour Power

New Orleans bread baker Graison Gill spreads the gospel of traditional bread-making

Texas Welcome

Like an old friend, the Texas Gulf Coast promises fun, food and easy relaxation


Welcome  to Louisiana Life’s celebration of the culinarians who are making a mark on our unique state. The beauty of our culinary heritage and the people who are moving it forward while preserving and revealing the treasures of our past…

Spring Festivals

The awe-inspiring diversity of Louisiana is easily taken for granted. A quick survey of the state’s spring festivals — Louisiana is home to more annual festivals than there are days in the year — is an apt reminder that there’s…

Around The State

NORTH   Shreveport Red River Wine Revel Cork, a Red River Revel Wine Event is a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in early April. Restaurants from the Shreveport-Bossier area provide sumptuous food as you saunter through Festival Plaza…

Market Fresh

Dining with Swedish visitors along the River Road in Plantation Country

Louisianians of the Year

Meet eight people who are changing lives, making a difference in their profession, contributing to the state culture in big ways and making Louisiana proud