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Lucie Monk Carter

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Serving on the Country Roads editorial staff from 2013 to 2019, Lucie pestered legendary chefs, performance artists, master gardeners, Comma Queens, acrobats, landscape architects, microbiologists, and more to share their secrets. She is now a happy contributor to Country Roads and particularly likes writing about food and literature.

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Lucie Monk Carter

Baton Rouge's new BLDG5 boasts unbeatable, bountiful beauty Read more

Restaurants

Chefarmer Matthew Raiford and alchemist Jovan Sage take a slow, organic approach to southern cuisine Read more

Supper Club

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Abby Sands Miller

For our Art of Food dinner, Chef Jeffrey Hansell builds a menu out of floral notes and Gulf invaders Read more

Art of Food

Alexandra Kennon explores venerable NOLA kitchens Read more

Restaurants

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Lucie Monk Carter

The Louisiana Book Festival returns, bringing exciting authors including Sarah Broom, John Coykendall, Richard Campanella, & Christina Ward Read more

Literature

Country Roads is gearing up for the holiday season with three exciting culinary events Read more

Cuisine

A new evening experience at Laura Plantation reveals the darker shades of the property's contemporary history Read more

House & Home

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Courtesy of Dickie Brennan & Co.

For our September Supper Club, Chef Dickie Brennan upholds the prestige of New Orleans Creole cuisine in a menu fit for a baroness Read more

Supper Club

Italy, Schmitaly. See Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel right here in Baton Rouge. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Billy Metcalf Photography

On August 17, Mid City Gras hosts a dance-off Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Lucie Monk Carter

An Indian restaurant in Hammond brings an admirable tradition to Southeast Louisiana Read more

Restaurants

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Lucie Monk Carter

By moving to the Caribbean, the Woodville native developed a new perspective on familiar foods Read more

Small Town Chefs

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Lucie Monk Carter

Baton Rouge's Japanese bistro alights on other countries as Chef Cong Nguyen plans his fall menu Read more

Restaurants

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Lucie Monk Carter

A road diet unexpectedly leads to premium meats and cheeses Read more

Restaurants

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Lucie Monk Carter

A sweet twist on your summer chicken salad Read more

Recipes

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Courtesy of HNOC

For tourists and locals alike, The Historic New Orleans Collection doubles its French Quarter footprint Read more

People & Places

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Courtesy of Tatro

New toys for creative Louisiana kids ... and adults Read more

People & Places

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Lucie Monk Carter (left and right); Louisiana Northshore (center)

Hailing from three towns new to our annual competition Read more

Small Town Chefs

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Courtesy of LSU

Ava and Cordell Haymon have donated $1.2 million to establish a music therapy program at LSU Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Lucie Monk Carter

Baton Rouge seeks a Poet Laureate Read more

Literature