Louisiana Rambles delves beyond the clichés and well-worn tourist circuit to reveal the true richness of America’s most unique and culturally vibrant region. As this travel narrative and guide wends through the Cajun and Creole communities of south Louisiana, you’ll experience the history, the people, the food and the music of a place and a way of life like no other.
Journalist and author Ian McNulty takes readers along on this quest to get to the essence of what makes south Louisiana so captivating, so unique and such a place apart from the rest of the South, from America and from anywhere else in the world.
Richly evocative, this book brings readers to the Louisiana of zydeco dancehalls pulsing in the country darkness, of crawfish “boiling points” and traditional country smokehouses, of Cajun jam sessions where even wallflowers are compelled to dance and of fishing trips where anyone can bring home a whopper.
Louisiana Rambles includes an extensive, chapter-by-chapter appendix of travel tips and notes from the road (or the bayou) to help readers embark on their own rambles and get the most out of a trip around south Louisiana. See excerpts, photos and a new Louisiana travel blog at www.LouisianaRambles.com.
About the Author: Ian McNulty is a New Orleans-based journalist and radio personality who writes about the culture and allure of Louisiana. In addition to Louisiana Rambles he is the author of Season of Night (University Press of Mississippi, 2008), a narrative about his city’s surreal, tenuous first months after Hurricane Katrina. He resides in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans, his home base for ongoing rambles around Louisiana and elsewhere.
Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.