I have lived in South Louisiana for about 90% of my life with a few years in Texas. A big part of our culture is family, good friends, and food. If I'm not at the fishing camp or hunting camp with family of friends we have a group of people at the house cooking, drinking, and passing a good time. I consider myself an above average cook. Several friends have begged me to open a resturant but i enjoy spending time with my family and at the camp way to much for that Put a few basic ingredients in front of me with some seasoning and the holy trinity(onions, belle peppers and celery) and I can make you a hell of a meal. I have been smoking foods for a while but looking for some new ideas and this site seems like a great place for that.