River Road Recipes Author:The Junior League of Baton Rouse, Inc. The River Road, from Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River to New Orleans, is a section famous for good cooking, which is so much a part of our heritage and tradition here in Louisiana. Our culinary history is old. Influenced principally by the French and Spanish, it is Creole Cooking. And it is truly Southern! — The French enhanced their ow... more »n outstanding cuisine with the great abundance found in Louisiana--the herbs, seafood, game, meat, vegetables and fruits. The Spanish added zest and the old Negro mammy a touch of magic with her knowledge and use of herbs.
South Louisianians today are proud of this heritage--cooking that is truly an art. Delightful creations such as gumbos and crayfish bisque, courtbouillons and jambalayas, shrimp Creole, hushpuppies, pralines and just a good cup of coffee--these are all distinctly ours to share. To a glorious past and a gourmet future we dedicate "River Road Recipes."« less