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Gambling, Gators and Gumbo -- Traveling Along the Boudin Trail in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Rich Grant | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Rich Grant

There are no hard and fast rules about boudin. People don't even agree on how to pronounce it. Some people say this tasty, sausage-like, south Louis...

True Love of Blood Sausage

Karine Bakhoum | Posted 12.24.2012 | Taste
Karine Bakhoum

My first experience with blood sausage was something between the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Oliver Twist.

Boudin & Cracklins In Cajun Country

Menuism | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home

In small towns across South Louisiana, one of life's challenges is catching a whiff of a fresh fried batch of pork fat and skin and trying not to stop. Cooked fresh every morning in corner stores, bags of crunchy, golden, greasy nuggets tempt the senses.

Mardi Gras Time In Lake Charles, Louisiana

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 03.16.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

The best part of celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles is the atmosphere. Although the event is second only to New Orleans, this Mardi Gras is intimate and warm with a family-feel that is genuine.