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Krotz Springs is located in the St. Landry Parish in southwest Louisiana right on the banks of the Atchafalaya River. It's known for its artesian spring water that was discovered when settler C W Krotz bought 20,000 acres of woodland in the Atchafalaya Basin. Krotz thought he was drilling for oil, but instead, he discovered this bubbling fresh water source.
This area of Louisiana is in the Pairie Home Cooking region on the Louisiana culinary trail and is known for the French, Creole and Cajun culinary traditions including dishes like gumbos, bisques and fricasseés. Food is a “religion” in this part of the world – from the field to the table that is celebrated with every meal.