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May-June 2012

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In This Issue

Louisiana Life Photo Contest

Your chance to have your photos featured in our magazine!

The Rural Life: Talkin’ the Talk

Coming to terms with sounding “country”

Diamonds in the Rough

Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, “the Negro Leagues” were the only games in town for black ballplayers.

From the Editor: Secrets From the Green Parrot


A compendium of what’s hot and what’s not in Louisiana

Home: West Feliciana Whimsy

Sam and Noelle LeBlanc’s touch of the French countryside

How to Grow Crawfish

Heat, Rain, Thunder and “Aquaculture” are Part of the Process.

Biz Bits

Business news from around the state

Around Louisiana: Central

Great Louisiana Quiz: Louisiana Seafood

Around Louisiana: Northern

Around Louisiana: Baton Rouge/Plantation Country


Around Louisiana: Cajun

Traveling Gourmet: Best of the Bounty

Recipes for the season of plenty

Art: Dale Pierrottie

The art of bousillage

Great Louisiana Chef: Diana Chauvin

Owner and Executive Chef of La Thai

Louisiana Life Travel: A Guide to Antiquing

There’s a lot to discover in big towns and small.

Around Louisiana: Greater New Orleans

Grand Isle


Lifetimes: May/June

A guide to events around the state

A Louisiana Life: Linda Johnson

Trucking in overdrive

Costal Travel: Exploring Mississippi

From the coast to the Delta

Traveler: Capitol Time for a Tour

Grab the kids, and head to Baton Rouge to celebrate the bicentennial.