Louisiana Distinctive Style and Taste Odyssey

Unique best describes our boot shaped state as Louisiana excels in taking the senses on a distinctive style and taste odyssey.

alligator print fabric

Telltale (or should I say telltail) signs of the Louisiana influence is evident  upon tables, walls, and plates, and vice versa.

Tray Top Figurine End Table

Tray Top Figurine End Table


Antique Gold Crocodile Sculpture

Antique Gold Crocodile Sculpture

Good taste through decor and plate is native to our Louisiana lagniappe appeal.

fried-alligator-CochonCochon’s Fried Alligator with Chili Garlic Mayonnaise


Gallery walls adorned in details and turtle shells inspire the palette of color and the palate of taste.

Turtle Shell Decoration

Turtle Shell Decoration

Straight from page 71 in the 1967 edition of the Talk About Good cookbook by members of the Lafayette Junior League, their relatives and friends is Mrs. Helen M. Hayes Turtle Soup II recipe.

talk about good cookbook

Talk about good!

talk-about-good-cook-book-turtle-soup-recipeTurtle Soup II  Monteleone

sea-creature-casserole (1)


Paint colors names spices a Louisiana flavored color palette takes the eye on a distinctive style and taste odyssey.

seafood-paint-colors1Cajun Shrimp ~ Lemon Twist ~ Sea Salt

Salted Roasted Shrimp

3  cups kosher salt
2  pounds head-on unpeeled large shrimp
Lemon wedges


Preheat oven to 400°.  On a large rimmed baking sheet, add salt in an even layer.  Bake 10 minutes.  Remove ½ cup salt and reserve.  Arrange shrimp evenly over hot salt; sprinkle with ½ cup reserved hot salt.

Cover tightly with foil.  Bake just until shrimp turn pink, 6 to 8 minutes. Discard excess salt.  Place shrimp on a serving platter; squeeze lemon over shrimp.

Louisiana Cookin’

C’est si bon!


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