Bayou Plantation Country Cookbook

Bayou Plantation Country Cookbook

by Anne Butler
     
 

Praise for Audubon Plantation Country Cookbook:

"Anne Butler evokes Southern hospitality in her glorious epicurean tour." --Bloomsbury Review

Spanning the centuries of living along Louisiana's bayous, this book has it all. Anne Butler searched archives, attics, diaries, and journals for this companion to her Audubon Plantation Country Cookbook, uncovering the

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Praise for Audubon Plantation Country Cookbook:

"Anne Butler evokes Southern hospitality in her glorious epicurean tour." --Bloomsbury Review

Spanning the centuries of living along Louisiana's bayous, this book has it all. Anne Butler searched archives, attics, diaries, and journals for this companion to her Audubon Plantation Country Cookbook, uncovering the authentic lifestyle and customs along the mighty Mississippi and its tributary bayous during the plantation era.

There were floods and crop failures, steamboat explosions and raging yellow fever, but when times were flush, there was no finer place on earth. Butler introduces you to the people who rocked on the verandas, sold the cotton, planted the sugarcane, trawled for shrimp, cared for the children, and prepared the meals. And what meals they were! The polished mahogany tables gleamed with sparkling silver and shining crystal and groaned under the weight of course after course of fine foods. The abundant wild game, fresh seafood, and spices--first imported and then locally grown--gave way to an infinitely rich variety of Southern and Cajun dishes. From avocado-shrimp remoulade to soft-shell crabs, from alligator sauce piquante to seafood okra gumbo, the recipes Butler provides offer a truly comprehensive look at bayou country dining served up with photographs, historical tidbits, and family lore.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589803190
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Plantation Country Cookbook Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,229,351
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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