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Lucie Monk Carter

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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 lucie@countryroadsmag.com.

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Lucie Monk Carter

A look at last year's dinner, honoring three Louisiana chefs more

Small Town Chefs

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Lucie Monk Carter

The Oxlot 9 chef will prepare a four-course dinner at Baton Rouge’s new Water Campus for Country Roads’ April Supper Club, “Dinner on the Docks.” more

Supper Club

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C.C. Lockwood

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

, Knowing Nature

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Sitting down with the man behind the Southern Garden Symposium ahead of its thirtieth anniversary more

Gardening

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

Foodways

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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

Supper Club

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

Restaurants

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A new neighborhood pizza joint to suit Neapolitan cravings more

Restaurants

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

People & Places

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Lucie Monk Carter

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

Restaurants

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Photos by Brian Pavlich

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

Outdoor Adventures

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

Foodways

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What we're taking to the Carnival crush more

Cuisine

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Courtesy of My House Social

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

Restaurants

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To pair with afternoon coffee more

Recipes

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Lucie Monk Carter

An enthusiastic route to cleaning out your cabinets more

Foodways

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

Recipes

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Lucie Monk Carter

Ryan Grizzaffi brings authentic Cajun flavors to groceries nationwide more

Foodways

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

People & Places

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Lucie Monk Carter

Jamie Brown and Sydney Harkins cater with charisma more

Foodways

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    Lucie Monk Carter

    Chef Tanner Purdum (Magpie Cafe) uses his home kitchen as an incubator for new culinary risks and explorations.

  • Microbial Universe

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    Microbial Universe

  • Saltwater Pool

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    Saltwater Pool

    The main feature of the one-acre yard at this Breaux Bridge hideaway is a long, gleaming saltwater pool. As the yard slopes down to the bayou, pairs and quartets of chairs are grouped for easy socializing.

  • Brooks' Bike Shop

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    Brooks' Bike Shop

    Rent bikes and even kayaks at Brooks’ Bike Shop in Covington.

  • Bayou Teche

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    Bayou Teche

    Bayou Teche is a totem, and it guides the region’s life and culture.

  • Parish Brewing

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    Parish Brewing

    Parish Brewing Co. in Broussard, Louisiana, is home to the hoppy Envie and the collaborative coffee stout made with Rêve Coffee Roasters.