Louisiana Life Magazine 2017 "Louisianian of the Year" Award with Lt Gov. Billy Nungesser and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards
I am extremely honored to be chosen as one of the 2017 Louisianians of the Year. I wrote the official meal of North Louisiana, celebrating North Louisiana cuisine. It was presented to the Louisiana Legislature in 2015 by Rep. Gene Reynolds, voted on and House Concurrent Resolution No. 88 was passed with 33 yeas and 0 nays. Making it only the second official state meal in the United States. It is an official state symbol like your official bird, or your official flower, song etc.