Walking around the Gumbo Cookoff held at the Ag Arena in Opelousas on Sunday.
The Eunice Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Eunice presents the 36th Annual World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook-off.
It’s been said often that anytime is the right time to cook a gumbo. That seemed also true at the 17th annual Gumbo Cook Off on Saturday, as more than 60 chefs used cauldrons, black pots and aluminum cookware resting above gas fires, preparing assorted recipes for one of South Louisiana’s signature foods.
The Official 2023 Gumbo Foundation Gumbo Cook-Off is set for January 28, 2023.
Customers began filling their Holiday Season shopping bags Tuesday during a celebrated opening for Tony Chachere’s Country Store located on the Interstate 49 Service Road in Opelousas.
Customers began lining up outside shortly before the doors officially opened Thursday morning at the newly-completed McAlister’s Restaurant located at 685 Creswell Lane in Opelousas. Once inside, diners seated themselves and began ordering and were promptly served items from the McAlister’s traditional menu offerings of soup, salad, sandwiches and potatoes. Assistant manager George Lewis stepped Read More…
October 12, 2022, National Gumbo Day.
In our area of Louisiana, coffee is so much a part of our culinary culture. But did you know when coffee became popular as a drink in America?
First known a Benny’s Big Star in 1976, Benny’s Supermarket remains in business today in Opelousas.
Allons Manger! Let’s eat! St. Landry Parish Tourism, the official Destination Marketing Organization for the parish, is launching Allons Manger, a new rewards program that aims to support local restaurants.
Soirée Royale is next Monday in Opelousas. For more information contact the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce at 337-942-2683.
Enola Prudhomme, the daughter of Eli Prudhomme and Hazel Reed Prudhomme, was born in St. Landry Parish on January 1, 1932. The date of her birth was a sign of the things Enola would do during her life. She was a go-getter, and a starter. Just as January 1, 1932 was the beginning of a new year, the birth of Enola Prudhomme on that date was the beginning of a new chapter in the culinary history of Opelousas and St. Landry Parish.
One of the city’s historic landmarks was recently lost when a fire destroyed Toby’s, also known as Toby’s Little Lodge in Opelousas. Toby’s started operating on the Sunset Road to the south of Opelousas as a restaurant in the 1950s. For four decades it had a reputation as being one of the best restaurants in the Opelousas area, serving some of the most delicious foods. But there is so much more to Toby’s story.
Designated by the State of Louisiana, tomorrow, June 14, 2022, is the official Tony Chachere Day in the state. What an honor for this Opelousas native son.
Opelousas Downtown Market is scheduled for Saturday in Opelousas.
Interior of Toby’s Little Lodge in 1977.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 21 for a good time in historic Grand Coteau. And it’s all for a good cause.
The DeLuxe Café, owned by the Etienne Daigle family, operated in downtown Opelousas during the 1930s and beyond.
If you are looking for something different and enjoyable to cook for a holiday or celebration, you may want to try this recipe.
I had the pleasure of sampling a grilled chicken salad at Wednesday’s Opelousas Kiwanis Club weekly meeting. I arrived at the meeting just minutes before James Levier arrived with the plate lunches with all the trimmings. James is one half of Jimmy’s Party Service a catering business started about ten years ago with his brother, Read More…
or many, many years I have made spaghetti sauce. Sometimes it is strictly Italian style, and other times it is more like the Cajun Spaghetti Sauce that my mother made.
Our household loves vegetables, and one of the favorites is Zucchini. We’re always looking for a new way to fix them. Here is one that we recently created and is now a favorite Zucchini recipe. It is delicious and makes a beautiful presentation. Stuffed Zucchini Boats 4 medium Zucchini (cut in half) 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin Read More…
The famous Bar-B-Que prepared by Amos Daniels was a real treat in Opelousas for many years. Daniels, pictured in this photograph, had lines of cars waiting on Sunday mornings to pick up a plate of his food. He was known throughout the Opelousas area for his great Bar-b-Que. As his customers said, “it was all about the sauce” that he used to baste his famous cooking. Besides the Bar-B-Que, people raved about the rice dressing, baked beans and potato salad he prepared as sides on the plate.
Tom and Eula Morris Savoie (1926-2010) opened Savoie’s Grocery on the old Port Barre Road east of Opelousas in 1949. They purchased the store so Eula could work and still care for her growing family.
Opelousas native Chef Marty Cosgrove is leaving his mark on the culinary world. Early in life Chef Marty had a love for food preparation, and at age four he could recite a soup recipe.
Sometimes I just feel like making brownies. That is so true when the weather is gloomy, and I need a little “pick me up,” so to speak. On those kind of days, I have a special brownie recipe I use that I will share with you today. But first, I want to explain a little something about the dessert we call a Brownies.
food. I was nine years old at that time, and I have been cooking ever since.
But before we get to the candy making, let’s talk about the name Heavenly Hash. Where did that name come from? Growing up in Louisiana, many of us will remember the name from our childhood, and into the present day.