Dingbats in the Kitchen is a highly readable collection of Louisiana recipes. The author states, “These are not all of the good recipes in the world but all of these are good.” After exploring “the myth of grandmother’s cooking,” she concludes there is no way your grandmother was a better cook than you can be. Originally begun as a set of instructions for her son in his first college apartment and later expanded into a book format when he married, this collection will appeal to both the beginning and seasoned cook. “Dingbats,” a printer’s term for typographical ornaments used to call attention to something, are used throughout the book in a spirit of fun; singly for the very easiest recipes and in threes for the more difficult ones. Whether teaching the basics like gravy and gumbo, or graduating to more advanced skills like Crêpes Frangipane, you’ll find this book will become your favorite for everyday and special occasions alike!