I'm just an Air Force brat from everywhere who married a boy who lived in the swamp. So I moved from East Tennessee where I was mostly a vegetarian to Thibodaux, Louisiana, where they eat things like crawfish and alligator.
The food transition was tough for me at first — this is the land of fried, spicy and sweet — but I came to realize that South Louisianans have a unique commitment to local food, companies and goods. And that is so much better than any Whole Foods store down the road. So this is just a record of my hunt to find Louisiana's food that's fresh, local and life building.
*note: I am still mostly a vegetarian. My friends are working their hardest to get me to eat weird animals . . . . but this blog is mostly about non meat stuff.