LA BONNE CUISINE: Cooking New Orleans Style, is both a good cookbook and a good buy. It contains over 550 recipes, carefully tested for accuracy and excellence, all standardized and easy to follow. It is not a one-category book. Versions of all distinctive local dishes are included. Techniques which may be unfamiliar to out-of-town cooks are dividly described. LA BONNE CUISINE won't leave you needing more information.
You can use this book every day. Dishes range from simple to grand. Many of the recipes are not expensive to make, and don't require spending all day in the kitchen. The book is ornamented with some excellent black and white photographs of New Orleans scenes, and there is a special section containing recipes from famous New Orleans restaurants.