May-June 2012

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In This Issue

Louisiana Life Photo Contest

Your chance to have your photos featured in our magazine!

Diamonds in the Rough

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

The Rural Life: Talkin’ the Talk

Coming to terms with sounding “country”

Around Louisiana: Central

From the Editor: Secrets From the Green Parrot

How to Grow Crawfish

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

Lifetimes: May/June

A guide to events around the state

Great Louisiana Chef: Diana Chauvin

Owner and Executive Chef of La Thai

Traveling Gourmet: Best of the Bounty

Recipes for the season of plenty


Around Louisiana: Baton Rouge/Plantation Country

Art: Dale Pierrottie

The art of bousillage

Costal Travel: Exploring Mississippi

From the coast to the Delta

Biz Bits

Business news from around the state


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

Around Louisiana: Greater New Orleans

Great Louisiana Quiz: Louisiana Seafood

Grand Isle


Around Louisiana: Northern

A Louisiana Life: Linda Johnson

Trucking in overdrive

Home: West Feliciana Whimsy

Sam and Noelle LeBlanc’s touch of the French countryside

Louisiana Life Travel: A Guide to Antiquing

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

Traveler: Capitol Time for a Tour

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

Around Louisiana: Cajun