Louisiana Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the state. From the Southern hometown cooking in North Louisiana to Creole cuisine of New Orleans to South Louisiana's Cajun favorite recipes, food is about more than mere sustenance in Louisiana... It's about tradition. Nowhere is the tradition of Louisiana hometown cooking more apparent than in this outstanding new cookbook. You'll find easy-to-follow recipes for traditional Louisiana favorites like Crawfish Etouffee, Filet Gumbo, Corn Macque Choux, Beignets, and many many more. From Creamy Pecan Pralines to Holy Trinity Mardi Gras Potatoes, King Cake toCajun Red Beans and Rice, Shrimp or Crawfish Boil to New Orleans Bread Pudding. For those that confess to reading their cookbooks like novels, you'll enjoy interesting food facts and stories about fun food festivals around the state... from Shreveport's Mudbug Madness to the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans, from the Mayhaw Festival in the town of Marion to Abbeville's Giant Omelette Celebration. Louisiana cooking is world renowned, perfectly seasoned, and always a crowd pleaser. Louisiana Hometown Cookbook preserves Louisiana's most cherished dishes... deliciously.