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

Mark Whitney
Mark T. Whitney

Writer, food lover and probably the most awkward guy at the party you meet him at, Mark is an Acadiana native who feels more comfortable sweating in a small kitchen than on any dance floor. His experience in the food industry spans from kitchens to counter service and he’s one of the few professionally certified baristas in the state. In writing, his interest areas include food, food science and technology, and he loves finding creative ways to tell stories about the individuals who have made in their mission to feed people and the inventive ways they’ve discovered how to.


Brunch in Lafayette

We in Louisiana are natural-born brunchers. We essentially invented its modern form. Lafayette offers no shortage of brunch options, each venue displaying its own character. So get ready for your weekend's pre-food coma indulgence and consider these as winning options. Social Southern Table and Bar…

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Home Grown: Farmers Markets in Acadiana

As the sun begins its early rise one Saturday morning, I find myself at Moncus Park under a smattering of still-thriving oak trees. Flickering string lights lining the oaks work to illuminate the main entryway of the park before daylight fully shines on the gravel-and-dirt staging area. "Hey! Have…

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