The Cotton Country Collection Author:Junior Charity League of Monroe, Louisiana From the earliest days, cooks of the Ouachita River area were blessed with an endless supply and variety of raw materials. Even today the designation "Louisiana" denotes the very best in shrimp, rice, oysters, sugar cane, pecans, strawberries, to name a few. — In Cotton Country there were many influences of different peoples, nationalities, syste... more »ms of law ... and of culinary arts. From the earliest days, the Indians taught the settlers about the delicacies native to Louisiana. Creole ladies in New Orleans knew about French sauces, their African cooks contributed new ideas in seasonings. Spanish influence brought a hotter accent. A large number of emigres who fled the French Revolution were followed in less than five years by the Anglo-Americans coming down the Mississippi from Kentucky after the Louisiana Purchase. And each of these made its own contribution to the Cotton Country ideas.
This spiral bound 492 page cookbook "Cotton Country Collection" is a medley of French sauces with Spanish spiciness and African seasonings, a style of cooking distinctive in its heritage and delicious in its culmination.
This 492 page spiral bound cookbook is a treasure that will give you pleasurable reading as well as wonderful recipes.« less