From Monroe to Morgan City, Natchitoces to New Orleans, Lake Charles to Lake Pontchartrain, fifty of the leading cookbooks from Louisiana have contributed their favorite recipes to create this remarkable collection. Louisiana is a special place for a lot of reasons, one of which is the tradition of preparing and serving delicious food. Best of the Best from Louisiana has gathered together a selection of recipes that captures this truly unique culinary heritage. Regional favorites such as Crawfish Etouffee, Cajun Red Beans and Rice, King Cake, Hurricane Punch, and Creamy Smooth Pecan Pralines are just a sampling of the over 400 or so recipes included in these pages. Best of the Best from Louisiana was the first volume in Quail Ridge Press' acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series, and remains one of the most popular titles.