This 303 plus page cookbook is full of recipes native to Louisiana. If you love authentic Cajun & Creole cooking, then this is the book for you. Two hundred and seventy-six people, each from a different town or parish in Louisiana, contributed one recipe apiece to this collection of hometown favorites. All of the parishes are represented, giving a true sampling of the foods that real people cook and enjoy in their own homes. Divided into 5 regional sections, each town within a region are listed in alphabetical order. There are also indexes by town and one by recipe category in the back of the book.
Each page of this delightful book contains the recipe for a hometown favorite and a pen and ink drawing of a building from that town. I can't wait to try the Quick Peach Cobbler from East Feliciana Parish or the Mexican Corn Bread, made with cream corn, sour cream, and sharp cheese form East Carroll Parish. Your whole family will enjoy favorites such as shrimp & sausage jambalaya, crawfish fettuccine, creamy pralines, red beans and rice, crabmeat au gratin, buttermilk biscuits, cabbage & andouille gumbo, and many, many more.
If the mouthwatering recipes donít draw you in, the charming sketches surely will! This is one cookbook you wonít want to be without. Although a little difficult to find outside of Louisiana, you can order this very special book directly from:
Louisiana Proud Press at 1.800.248.0252 or P.O. Box 87, Kentwood, LA 70444.
Andy's wife tells me that he has 3 different cookbooks: Home Cooking, Sweet Things and Soups and Gumbos. All are the same format and include his enchanting drawings.
"The Louisiana Proud Collection of Home Cooking"
Compiled & Illustrated by Andy Smith
Louisiana Proud Press, 1991