River Road Recipes: Creole Perfection!
When Louisianians think of the “Bible” of Louisiana Cooking, one timeless book is always mentioned: River Road Recipes. There are two books which everyone whose Louisianian should have in their kitchen with River Road Recipes being the definitive guide for Creole Cooking and Talk About Good for Cajun style.
History and Food Culture
The Great River Road is the southern portion of the Mississippi River which stretches through historic river towns such as Plaquemine, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and of course New Orleans(NOLA). River Road is not only known for its scenic Plantations, but it’s also known for its legendary culture of cooking. First published in 1959 by the Junior League of Baton Rouge, River Road Recipes is a collection of over 650 authentic Creole recipes from people of the River Road region. These recipes are authentic community-based recipes which are coveted and often passed down from generation to generation in each family. You can find authentic recipes such as gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee and it all starts with “How to make a Roux” for your gumbo. River Road Recipes is the #1 community-based cookbook with over 1 million books sold and more than 70 re-publishings. Anyone whose passionate about authentic Louisiana Cooking and Culture should make this the foundation of their collection.