Category: louisian

Louisiana Road Trip with Lisa and Tom

It’s another Rainy Monday in South Louisiana – and today its all post : Louisiana Road Trip with Lisa and Tom :  Our adventure begins in  Historical Sunset , Louisiana  and the monthly Sunset Jam. Sunset ,La.   History :  As many towns started in Southern Louisiana, Sunset began as a railroad town and was incorporated in

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The Kingdom of Zydeco

    book link “An important book for anyone with an interest in life, American music, Southern culture, dancing, accordions, the recording industry, folklore, old dance clubs in the weeds, fortune tellers, hoodoos or shotguns.” —Annie Proulx There’s a musical kingdom in the American South that’s not marked on any map. Stretching from the prairies

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Zydeco in Southwest Louisiana

Happy Monday !  Today let’s talk about what going on around home. We are in the middle of festival season and this week locally we are  celebrating : 36th Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival  : in Opealousas,La. Zydeco grew up around my rural  area it a  music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole

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Celebrating Shrimp Festival* Shrimp and Eggplant casserole

Happy Saturday !  And this weekend is time head to the  Delcambre Shrimp Festival:   located about 20 miles southwest of Lafayette, is home to one of the area’s most productive shrimp fleets. The town devotes an entire weekend to honor this economic lifeblood. Events include a shrimp cook-off, queens pageants, fais-do-do’s, food booths, carnival rides,

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Louisiana Figs and Fig Cakes

Thursday Food Post!! Louisiana Figs    Figs are one of the most widely planted fruit trees in home landscapes in Louisiana. With little care, they will produce crops of juicy, sweet figs every July. The fig, Ficus carica, is native to Asia Minor and is thought to be one of the earliest fruit trees cultivated by humans. It’s all about

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