La Cuisine Cajun, 1986, Jude W. Theriot, Signed First Edition, First Printing: Excellent, very thorough Cajun cookbook, published in 1986 by Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, Louisiana. Plastic comb binding. 248 pages. This cookbook is in excellent vintage condition. Binding is intact. Pages are all completely clean and clear. The cookbook is signed by the author.
Theriot begins with a short history of the Cajun tradition and “validates” his history as a Cajun chef by providing his family’s history. He provides recipes for gumbos, soups, salads, seafood, poultry, meats, vegetables, sauces and dressing, and sweets. There’s an important chapter on seasoning mixes. Every recipe has a Lagniappe note or a “something extra” note with tips about freezing, storing and/or serving the dish. These notes let Theriot’s personality shine through.
See VintageCookbook.com’s recipe file for two great soup recipes from La Cuisine Cajun, here: https://vintagecookbook.com/recipes/