Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux? (Book 1): A Cajun/Creole Family Album Cookbook

Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux? (Book 1): A Cajun/Creole Family Album Cookbook

by Marcelle Bienvenu


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Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic and Can You Make A Roux? is an authentic look at the cuisine and culture of the people of south Louisiana. This is a cookbook that you'll use over and over again. It contains time-honored recipes for the classic dishes of Cajun and Creole cooking which author Marcelle Bienvenu has lovingly collected from her family and friends.

But this book is more than just a guide to preparing great meals. It's also the story of a woman born into a tight-knit family in the French-Acadian region of Louisiana, where good cooking is an enduring passion. After reading this book, you'll understand how south Louisiana people cook... and how they live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780925417558
Publisher: Acadian House Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Pages: 159
Sales rank: 327,291
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     6
Easter Bonnets, Painted Eggs and a Feast     14
From the Basin to the Bay     23
Spring Alfresco     30
Lazy, Crazy May     35
The Mystique of the Camp     42
Living Is Easy     50
Earthy Food     61
Holidays and Weekends     64
Too Hot to Move     70
The Hunt: A Male Rite of Passage     80
La Roulaison (The Sugarcane Harvest)     90
La Boucherie     93
Festival Time     98
In Thanksgiving     104
Sweet Treats     110
Ping! Crash! Roll! Rat-tat-tat!     114
Cold Nights, Warm Food     118
Joyeux Noel     124
Bonne Annee et Le Petit Bonhomme Janvier     133
Mardi Gras Beads     140
Lenten Fare     146
Index (Alphabetical)     153
Index (By Food Category)     156
About the Author     159

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