South Louisiana Foodways

Explore Our Tasty History

South Louisiana's foodways are edible representations of over 300 years of the regions history and have continued to be one of the most persistent representations of culture and tradition here.


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7 minutes, 53 seconds

The film introduces one of Louisiana’s largest and most distinctive foodways: crawfish. From farming and harvesting crawfish in rice fields to backyard boils, processing plants, and families gathering around a dinner of crawfish étouffée, crawfish is a lifestyle that takes many forms.

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6 minutes, 25 seconds

“Big Boudin” explores traditional meat processing for sustenance in rural Louisiana communities and how traditions like boudin have transformed into a regional delicacy consumed worldwide.


Other Great Resources

In South Louisiana, we're proud of who we are, and that includes what we eat! Check out these great resources produced by other organizations that are just as happy as we are about what ends up on our dinner table. 

Last updated: January 22, 2022

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