By Linda and Steve Bauer
Bright Sky Press, $24.95
Welcome to the Deep South, where Creole and Cajun dishes are dietary mainstays.
Recipes from Historic Louisiana captures the rich culinary traditions of the area-from Alexandria through Evangeline Country all the way down to New Orleans. The cookbook showcases recipes, history, stories and beautiful full-color photographs from more than forty enduring local restaurants.
Easy-to-follow instructions will bring back fond food memories of the region.The recipes—like the Bananas Foster French Toast, Pesto Cheesecake, Slow Roasted Brisket, and Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bananas and Vanilla-are sublime.
The Dallas Morning News dubbed New Orleans "a city where eating well approaches religious obligation, a communal obsession bridging class and racial divides."
While the 2005 hurricane season may have devastated much of Louisiana's captivating landscape, nothing can take away the state's rich culinary history.
Recipes from Historic Louisiana stands true to that claim.A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Recipes from Historic Louisiana will benefit the National Trust for Historic Preservation Hurricane Relief Fund.