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Welcome to South Louisiana

Welcome to our South Louisiana Culture page.  It is here where you’ll find an abundance of fun and resourceful information on the history, heritage, cuisine, and music of our beloved South Louisiana.

 From time to time, we will update this page with new recipes and information on upcoming local festivals and fairs. We hope you find it interesting and informative!

Local Festivals

Local Festivals

Local Festivals Louisiana, rightfully called the “festival capital” of America, hosts more than 400 festivals each year. On average, that’s more than 1 per day. We celebrate just about every crop harvested, every indigenous dish cooked, and every type of music that’s...

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Crawfish Etouffee

Crawfish Etouffee

INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 medium onion, chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped 1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 large shallot, chopped 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 (14...

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Easy Lemon Mousse

Easy Lemon Mousse

Makes 6 (1/2-cup) servings. Prep Time: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar, divided 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract...

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BBQ Baby Backs

Makes 4-6 servings.  2 Racks baby back ribs 1/3 cup Dry Rub (ingredients below) 1 1/2 cups mesquite or hickory wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes, and drained 2 cups Homemade BBQ Sauce Rub baby backs on both sides with the dry rub and set aside while building...

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Easy King Cake

What you’ll need: 1 Can of Cinnamon Rolss, with icing 3/4 cup of sugar, seperated into 3 parts of 1/4 each food coloring Directions: Seperate the cinnamon rolls and roll them out by hand so that they look like a hot dog.  Shape the roll into an oval, pinch the ends...

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Food

Here in South Louisiana, we are very passionate about what we cook and eat.

We’d like to share some of our favorite recipes with you (updated on a regular basis)

Festivals

Louisiana, rightfully called the “festival capital” of America, hosts more than 400 festivals each year. On average, that’s more than 1 per day. We celebrate just about every crop harvested, every indigenous dish cooked, and every type of music that’s played here. No matter when you visit, you can find a festival that will feature live music and great food.

Heritage

Join us in our celebration of Louisiana’s rich diverse cultural heritage!