LSFC Has Left the Grow Desoto Building!

This post is long and a long time coming, and I apologize for both. If you don’t follow us on our Facebook page, you should definitely make that happen…and you’ve probably been wondering what happened to our grand opening and, Read More …

Happy Holidays from The Luke Family!

happy holidays

Happy holidays fam!  I know ’tis the season to be busy, tired, overworked, and overbooked. It’s also the season to enjoy friends, family, good cheer, and good food! If you’re the entertaining type, that means hosting dinner parties and if Read More …

Try Lukes’ Soul Food Cafe for Dinner!

what's for dinner

Quick! What’s for dinner for the rest of the week? Do you have a menu planned? Do you have everything you need for the menu? No? Maybe you’ll get home from work in the evening, get the kids started on Read More …

Smoking Meat for the Beginner

ALL DAY HICKORY SMOKED CHICKEN

Smoking meat is not difficult. Meat smoking is the cooking of meat over indirect heat with hardwoods added for flavoring. See, sounds simple when I put it that way huh? Over the years, smoking of meat has become something of Read More …

Advice for Frying

Frying is so much more than just getting the oil hot and dropping the food in. There’s actually a method to the madness. Oil temperature is crucial to a crunchy crust and a moist inside. I learned this years ago Read More …

Cooking Great Fish Starts With Fishing

The men in my family were great cooks as much as the ladies. As a boy, I would hunt and fish with my father and grandfathers. My father, Roosevelt Luke, Jr., and his father, Roosevelt Luke, Sr., were avid fishermen. Read More …

Real Is the Way Food Should Be

Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, I was blessed to come from a family of great cooks. Southern soul food means a lot to my family. We were taught early on that cooking and sharing a good meal is how Read More …