I went out to Opelousas to meet painter Jerome Ford at his studio for a photo shoot. The building itself was fairly spartan, but with exposed brick walls and project materials everywhere, it made for a cool setting for our pictures. We ended up using the upstairs, which was totally empty because of the construction work. Throw in a couple of his colorful paintings of southern Louisiana scenes and boom, we had our shot. Check out more of Jerome's work here. Read the Acadiana Profile magazine story here.
This is an excellent example of keeping things local. Pizzicare's Nola Roots Garden Pie is a veggie pizza topped with locally grown ingredients. I'm sure fresh ingredients helps in making things taste better. Knowing that local businesses are supporting one another also tastes good.