Louisiana Cookbooks

As we all know Louisiana is internationally famous for its Cajun and Creole Cuisine. In Louisiana we don’t just eat…. We dine! So here is a collection of some of the Colonel’s favorite Louisiana cookbooks. Each one of these books is in the Colonel’s personal collection and all of them are highly recommended for their wonderful recipes. Just click on the picture of any of these cookbooks and it will link you to directly to Amazon.com where you can purchase any of these great books.

River Road Recipes, The Textbook of Louisiana Cuisine
This book is still the most popular selling Louisiana cookbook. From the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. River Road Recipes is a very authentic cookbook and reflects the way that many people in Louisiana cook today.
La Bouche Creole (The Creole Mouth)
One of the Colonel’s favorite cookbooks. La Bouche Creole was written by Leon Soniat who descended from an old French Creole family in New Orleans. The book is wonderful not only for its delicious recipes, but also for the cultural anecdotes that the author throws in about his family and growing up as a French Creole in New Orleans. This book is highly recommended!
Cajun Cooking for Beginners
This is a excellent beginning cookbook for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to cook this Cuisine. Filled with a good definitions section and easy to follow recipes, this cookbook is a real gem that is fun to use and will produce some very tasty dishes.
Cajun Cuisine, Authentic Cajun Recipes from Louisiana’s Bayou Country
Cajun Cuisine is a great Cajun cookbook with really delicious recipes and a wonderful glossary section. It also goes into some detail about the makeup of Cajun Cuisine and the differences between Cajun and Creole cooking. A good thorough study.
The Kosher Creole Cookbook
That’s right, you read it correctly. A REAL Kosher Creole cookbook. This book is all Kosher and produces some wonderfully delicious recipes still keeping to the strict adherence of the Kosher Laws. A delightful blending of cultural traditions that will make you the hit of the next party and impress your friends with your culinary creativity.
Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen
Chef Prudhomme’s first cookbook and still a restaurant standard in the Industry. Each recipe is broken down very simply and gone over in great detail. Many of them are VERY HOT now so you might want to cut back on the pepper. But as anyone who has eaten at Chef Prudhomme’s restaurant K-Paul’s before will tell you…. This book will make you an EXCEPTIONAL cook if you study it.
The Little Gumbo Book
Gumbo is the national soup of Louisiana and this book is a real gem. It is the be all and end all of Gumbo cookbooks. Everything that you ever wanted to know about how to make a WONDERFUL Gumbo is in this little book. It literally breaks down the process of making a Gumbo into easy to understand steps and then gives you numerous different recipes for great tasting Gumbo’s. Buy it, you will love it we promise you!
Down the Bayou
This cookbook is a real authentic Cajun cookbook from the Bayou Civic Club of Larose, Louisiana. Plain and simply it is a GOOD cookbook with some very authentic recipes. The Colonel likes the Shrimp Boulettes recipe in it and serves them at parties all the time. This one is really a great down home Cajun cookbook that you will treasure for a long time to come.
Lafcadio Hearn’s Creole Cookbook
One of the oldest surviving New Orleans Creole cookbooks written by Lafcadio Hearn when he lived in New Orleans between 1877 and 1887. A real interesting look at late 19th Century Creole Culinary techniques with some very interesting yet also tasty recipes. This book is a great study for that History buff who loves to cook that you know.
Creole Gumbo and All That Jazz
This cookbook is a really wonderful seafood cookbook with some outstanding recipes in it. It is filled with creative New Orleans cooking techniques for cooking mouth watering seafood dishes in the Creole manner. A must have if you love to cook seafood.
Brennan’s New Orleans Cookbook
From the restaurant that brought you the most famous breakfasts in America comes their wonderful cookbook with so many of their famous dishes in it. Breakfast at Brennan’s has been a tradition in New Orleans for years and with recipes like these it is no wonder. You will be so impressed by what you will be able to do with an egg.
The Commander's Palace New Orleans cookbook
Commander's Palace. That wonderful Uptown restaurant that invented the Jazz Brunch has written this delectable cookbook with some of their most amazing recipes in it. This book is another one of the Colonel’s favorites by far! Includes their famous Shrimp soufflé with shrimp sauce recipe in it. You really need this book in your kitchen library!
The New Orleans Cookbook - Creole, Cajun and Louisiana French Recipes, Past and Present
This cookbook is a wonderful historical book with a great introduction that gives you a culinary History of Louisiana and New Orleans. It contains some marvelous Historical and cultural anecdotes and features both Cajun and Creole recipes from restaurants, café’s, and homes all over the State. A real gold mine of information with some most delicious recipes as well.
Gumbo Shop: A New Orleans Restaurant Cookbook
At last we have a copy of the cookbook from one of the quaintest restaurants in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The Gumbo Shop. This book is a real gem with so many of their wonderful recipes. If you have ever had the good fortune to eat there then you will want a copy of this outstanding little cookbook. A charming book from a very charming New Orleans restaurant.
The Justin Wilson Gourmet and Gourmand Cookbook
From everybody’s favorite Cajun comedian and cook comes this wonderful cookbook with so many of his greatest recipes. Try the macaroni and cheese recipe with sliced mushrooms and crawfish tails in it. This book is a great cookbook from a real living legend in Louisiana. You will love this one I guarantee cher!


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