It’s no secret that St. Landry Parish has a vibrant food culture. Craft beer flows on tap every weekend. Where there’s food there’s music, and festivals often celebrate regional dishes and food commodities. So we’ve compiled several of our most prized recipes, enough to sample what it’s like in the Prairie Home Cooking region.
No need to scribble little notes in the margins. This selection includes tried- and-true recipes from local food producers, chefs, and artisans. Even find award winning dishes from hometown cooks, known for domineering the competition at area cook-offs—etouffee, cracklin, beef, gumbo, wild game, and sweet dough pie—to name a few.
This compilation also features items made in St. Landry Parish that can be purchased online or easily found in your local grocers, such as Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, Lou Anna Cooking Oil, Targil Seasoning & Butcher Supply spices, Bayou Teche Brewing craft beer, and Savoie’s Sausage & Food Products. In addition, each recipe showcases a seasonal, area ingredient such as sweet potato, fig, rice, okra, pecan, crawfish, catfish, beef, or poultry.
Be sure to add these to your old recipe cards and clipped magazine articles for safe keeping. But to truly experience these unique dishes, you’ll just have to visit!