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May-June 2012

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In This Issue

Diamonds in the Rough

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

Louisiana Life Photo Contest

Your chance to have your photos featured in our magazine!

From the Editor: Secrets From the Green Parrot

Home: West Feliciana Whimsy

Sam and Noelle LeBlanc’s touch of the French countryside

Around Louisiana: Baton Rouge/Plantation Country


Traveling Gourmet: Best of the Bounty

Recipes for the season of plenty

Lifetimes: May/June

A guide to events around the state


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

Art: Dale Pierrottie

The art of bousillage

Costal Travel: Exploring Mississippi

From the coast to the Delta

Around Louisiana: Central

Great Louisiana Chef: Diana Chauvin

Owner and Executive Chef of La Thai

Around Louisiana: Greater New Orleans

Biz Bits

Business news from around the state

Louisiana Life Travel: A Guide to Antiquing

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

Great Louisiana Quiz: Louisiana Seafood

The Rural Life: Talkin’ the Talk

Coming to terms with sounding “country”

Grand Isle


How to Grow Crawfish

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

Around Louisiana: Northern

A Louisiana Life: Linda Johnson

Trucking in overdrive

Traveler: Capitol Time for a Tour

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

Around Louisiana: Cajun