Boutte's father, Kerry Boutte, opened the original Mulate's in Beaux Bridge, LA, in 1980; he moved the restaurant to Baton Rouge in 1988 and then opened another one in New Orleans in 1990. The Baton Rouge Mulate's closed in 2001, and the popular New Orleans spot, known for its music as well as its food, reopened on January 11 after damage from Hurricane Katrina. The recipes Boutte has gathered here-for simple home-style Cajun food (some rely on mixes and other convenience foods)-come from other family members as well as from the restaurant, and black-and-white snapshots of the author's extended family appear throughout the book. One caveat: a number of recipes call for Mulate's Cajun Seasoning, but no recipe, or buying info, is included in the text. For area libraries and other large collections on regional cuisine. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.