A Culinary Celebration: Louisiana's 2015 Official Inspiration Guide

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The new 2015 Louisiana Inspiration Travel Guide - guide to all your trip planning needs in Louisiana

The new 2015 Louisiana Inspiration Travel Guide.

Gumbo from Galatoire's in New Orleans

Gumbo at Galatoire's Restaurant in New Orleans.

Louisiana’s 2015 Official Inspiration Guide is hot off the press, and a peek inside encourages travelers to pack an appetite along with their travel bags.

Readers will deduce the recurring theme “A Culinary Celebration” without even reading the guide’s cover, which features noted Louisiana chef Cory Bahr of Monroe. Virtually every vividly-colored page either focuses or falls back on the state’s indigenous and world-acclaimed food. Cuisine is one of the state’s two primary travel assets (along with indigenous music) that keep visitors to Louisiana coming back for more.

The Inspiration Guide includes sections such as “We Know Gumbo,” about Louisiana’s most famous signature dish; “The World on a Plate,” about the various cultures that contributed to Louisiana cuisine; “Culinary Boot Camp,” showcasing cooking schools and other ways visitors can enjoy a hands-on food experience; and even “Catch Your Supper,” which touts Louisiana’s freshwater and Gulf of Mexico charter fishing as well as hunting opportunities.

Blended with food offerings is a wealth of information on the music (of course), as well as tips for other popular Louisiana go/see/do activities, comprehensive listings of restaurants and overnight providers and overviews of other assistance resources ranging from special interest Web pages to apps.

The Inspiration Guides are available at Louisiana welcome centers statewide. Request a copy of the Louisiana Inspiration Guide on the LouisianaTravel.com website. While there, website visitors can simultaneously sign up for the Louisiana Travel eNewsletter.