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Backyard Travel in Baton Rouge

Louisiana Swamp

So often in life, we overlook what’s right in front of us. We take our backyard for granted. We’re so steeped in day-to-day minutiae that our habits and every day surroundings start to feel tedious – even boring. Many of us move away from our birthplaces. Sometimes we go back for visits. Other times, no  connections […]

The Best Baton Rouge Itinerary

  How great would it be To be invited to experience your home town through a fresh, visitors lens? Oh wait! I was invited to visit Baton Rouge as a guest! A tourist. A traveler. An explorer. I had the rare opportunity of seeing home from a different perspective. And that is just refreshing, isn’t it? I […]

Celebrating Louisiana Food and Wine at Fete Rouge

Fete Rouge

“Eric, I don’t think I’ll make it,” I groaned, severe discomfort setting in. “You can’t quit now! C’mon, we’re halfway there!” My brother-and-law and I weren’t hiking up Mt. Everest or even Mt. Kilimanjaro. We weren’t swimming from Cuba to Florida. It was something much more intense…. We were attempting to hit every food station […]

Baton Rouge Food Tours

Baton Rouge Food Tours

Do you live in your hometown? If not, then do you miss the food and culture? I sure do! I’ve lived in Nashville, TN these last three years, and while I’m closer to home than my previous residence in Washington DC (of eight years), I’ve still got a little further south to go until I […]

Food Fun Friday: Crawfish Boils Y’all

crawfish boils

Crawfish boils kick off spring each year in Louisiana.  The season generally starts in mid January (you have to remember that it’s usually much warmer in southern Louisiana than other parts of the U.S.) and runs through early July. The peak for the crop is March through May. It’s my favorite time of year for […]

It’s Mardi Gras, Y’all!

mardi gras

Happy Fat Tuesday! Today is the culmination of a multi-month’s long celebration, beginning on King’s Day (January 6) and lasting until Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. For those of you non-religious folks out there, Lent is a solemn period observed by many Christian denominations on the liturgical calendar, which occurs 46 days before Easter. Traditionally, […]

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