If granted three wishes, most folks, we’re betting, would opt for a personal chef, preferably one with nutritional know-how. There’s no genie in sight, but you can check out the local Most Delightful Foods product line, the brainchild of Marlene Most, a registered dietitian, former director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s metabolic kitchen, and a Read more

New Products, News | October 10th, 2016

New: Executive Chef’s Gourmet To-Go Meals

Posted on September 9th, 2016

Eggplant parmesan. Blackened tilapia. Chicken Alfredo. Nawlins stuffed peppers with shrimp.  Sounds like a list of entrees from an elegant restaurant menu, but they’re actually a few of the offerings in Executive Chef Cynthia Langhoff’s mouthwatering new “Gourmet To Go” prepared-foods case. “As a working mother, I know how tough it is to get a nice dinner Read more

New Products, News | September 9th, 2016

From job loss to foodie entrepreneurs

Posted on August 1st, 2016

It was the worst of times turned best of times when Linda McAdams lost her job in 2013. Her husband, James, who’d worked in banking for 20 years, had recently seen his job moved out of state, too.

New Products, News | August 1st, 2016

Monday Funday? Yup. It’s The Cajun Spoon founder’s Ryan Grizzaffi’s favorite day of the week – and not so surprising once you learn he got his first job the day he turned 15 and was legally able to work.

New Products, News | July 18th, 2016

City Gelato founder Mario Lozanov seems to have been destined for Louisiana. When the native Bulgarian decided to pursue a doctorate degree in organic chemistry, his first offer was to LSU. He turned it down because of the hot climate, however, and went to Wayne State University in Detroit.

New Products, News | May 20th, 2016

Crafting Beer in the Capital City

Posted on May 9th, 2016

Tin roofs are rustic and real, emblematic of red barns, rural farmlands, and a relaxed way of life. They remind Tin Roof Brewing Co. founders Charles Caldwell, 32, and William McGehee, 34, of Natchez, the river town they grew up in, as well as Baton Rouge, the river town they now call home.

New Products | May 9th, 2016

In a year when quinoa became a household word and everything edible was suddenly gluten-free, Lafayette cousins John Peterson and Collin Cormier launched a line of sodas flavored with Louisiana sugar cane. Four flavors of Swamp Pop, named for Louisiana’s unique genre of music made up of R&B, country, and Cajun music, hit local store shelves in 2013. Today, six flavors are sold year-round not only in local markets like Alexander’s in Baton Rouge and Murray’s Superette in St. Amant, but in Cost Plus World Market as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide.

New Products | May 3rd, 2016