Lucie Monk Carter


Joining the Country Roads editorial staff in 2013, Lucie has since pestered legendary chefs, performance artists, master gardeners, Comma Queens, acrobats, landscape architects, microbiologists, and more to share their secrets.

Now managing editor of Country Roads, it's her daily joy to work with regular contributors, welcome new voices, observe the ever-growing local culture, and ruminate endlessly on how best these diverse stories can be shared (and how the heck it all might fit in the print issue). You can reach her at


C.C. Lockwood

One Lake, a controversial flood control plan along the Upper Pearl River, worries the parishes and counties downstream more

Feb 23, 2018 4:28 PM , Knowing Nature


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Hungarian Settlement in Livingston Parish remembers an agricultural, immigrant heritage more

Feb 23, 2018 1:12 PM Foodways


Courtesy Sac-a-Lait Restaurant

On waterway bird diets, delighting a camera crew, the Country Roads Supper Club, and what their next restaurant might look like. more

Feb 23, 2018 11:17 AM Supper Club


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In Gonzales, an 1830s-era planter's cottage reopens as a vehicle for creative Southern cuisine more

Jan 29, 2018 5:03 PM Restaurants


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A new neighborhood pizza joint to suit Neapolitan cravings more

Jan 25, 2018 7:40 PM Restaurants


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Baton Rouge's new parade draws out Mid City's finest more

Jan 25, 2018 1:50 AM People & Places


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Talking with Mary-Brennan Faucheux and Domini Bradford about the healing power of meatless meals more

Jan 24, 2018 3:32 PM Restaurants


Photos by Brian Pavlich

Tips on photographing the madness that is Courir de Mardi Gras more

Jan 24, 2018 11:24 AM Outdoor Adventures


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A review of Dixie Poché's "Louisiana Sweets" more

Jan 24, 2018 10:21 AM Foodways


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What we're taking to the Carnival crush more

Jan 23, 2018 4:45 PM Cuisine


Courtesy of My House Social

Baton Rouge will play host to the first-ever statewide food truck frenzy more

Jan 8, 2018 2:54 PM Restaurants


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To pair with afternoon coffee more

Dec 22, 2017 11:05 AM Recipes


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An enthusiastic route to cleaning out your cabinets more

Dec 22, 2017 9:35 AM Foodways

A recipe from "Cooking with Spices" to keep you warm and well more

Dec 22, 2017 9:28 AM Recipes


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Ryan Grizzaffi brings authentic Cajun flavors to groceries nationwide more

Dec 15, 2017 11:56 AM Foodways

New Orleans eyewear company KREWE brings its pop-up shop to Baton Rouge more

Dec 14, 2017 3:48 PM People & Places


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Jamie Brown and Sydney Harkins cater with charisma more

Nov 22, 2017 2:48 PM Foodways


Witt Duncan

Travel, downsizing, and finding photographic gold close to home more

Nov 22, 2017 9:20 AM Outdoor Adventures


Marianna Massey Photography

Our 2014 Small Town Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll will star in a Food Network show more

Nov 22, 2017 8:51 AM Restaurants


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Talking booze and balance with bartender Brea Frederick more

Oct 25, 2017 1:46 PM Foodways