Down the Bayou, Bayou Civic Club, Larose, Louisiana: A collection of favorite recipes published by the Bayou Civic Club for the benefit of the Larose Regional Park and Civic Center, Larose, Louisiana, in 1984. This copy is from the 1984 first printing–stated. Hard cover with plastic spiral lining. 254 pages. As-if-new condition.
Larose is in the part of southern Louisiana called Cajun Country. The introduction to the cookbook explains how the farmers and fishermen in Larose depended on caboteurs, or trading boats, who made regularly schedule stops at wharves on the bayou between Donaldson and Leeville. Their Cajun food was the result of the mingling of these cultures.
Down the Bayou is one of those local cookbooks that has become a highly sought after legend. Chapters on “Festival” and “Party Food” are followed by “Gumbos and Soups,” “Seafood,” eat, Poultry and Game,” Jambalayas, Pastas, and Potatoes,” and more.
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