Sharing the food, music, culture, and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

Ingrained - The History of Rice in Louisiana

Some time in 1960s, businessmen with the Japanese electronics company Hitachi flew to southwest Louisiana, specifically, we are told, to Ville Platte. Of interest to them were the curiously high sales marks of their rice-cookers across a region otherwise alien to their products. At the time…

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The Hitachi Rice Cooker in Acadiana

The Cajuns' Love of Rice Some time in the 1960s, businessmen with the Japanese electronics company Hitachi flew to southwest Louisiana, specifically, we are told, to Ville Platte. Of interest to them were the curiously high sales marks of their rice-cookers across a region otherwise alien to their…

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Historic Lafayette

Lafayette Parish has a long and profound history of various cultures, starting with the indigenous Atakapa-Ishak, Choctaw, Chitimacha, and Opelousa peoples. They were some of the first to inhabit the area. About 18,000 Acadian refugees settled in the area after being expelled from Canada in 1755…

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Lafayette's Work Spaces On The Go

Sometimes a change of scenery is exactly what you need to get your creative juices flowing. Lafayette is filled with many different workspace options for you. We have compiled a list of some places you can keep in mind for the next time you are working remotely! Coffee Shops There is no better way…

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12 Things You’ll Only Find in Lafayette

For travelers looking to immerse themselves in a true cultural experience, put Lafayette on your bucket list. Louisiana’s Cajun Country is one of the most unique places you’ll find in the United States. Among fields of rice and sugarcane, bayous and cypress swamps, you’ll discover authentic music…

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Lafayette's Best Coffee Shops

While traveling, most people wish to immerse themselves completely in the local culture, cuisine and history – no matter the destination. Certain destinations are better for this than others, and Lafayette, Louisiana is one of them. In Lafayette, you will find yourself lucky enough to be able to…

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Outdoor Dining

As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. One of the best perks of living in the South is the abundance of dining options no matter where…

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