Louisiana is my home.
Anne Parr has realized many of her dreams while remaining close to her Cajun roots in her home state of Louisiana. Now retired after twenty years of teaching culinary arts, nutrition, food science, product development, and related courses, Anne operates the Houma Port House. She is an active volunteer in her community and a member of numerous local, state, and national organizations including Bayou Grace and Terrebonne CERT.
Cajun is something you will find only in Louisiana. Cajun is found not only in the ancestral roots of its people, but also the language, cooking, and culture. Cajun is in the soul. Anne Parr is proud of her heritage and it shows in her cooking and spirit.
Anne spent most of her childhood summers at her grandparents’ fishing camp on Last Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, watching her grandmother prepare colorful Cajun dishes, and listening to her grandfather’s recollections of his own childhood on the bayou. These memories had a huge impact on the career path that Anne has followed as well as her desire to help preserve Acadian culture in South Louisiana.