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Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic & Can You Make a Roux?: A Cajun/Creole Family Album Cookbook

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A 160-page hardcover book containing more than 200 Cajun and Creole recipes, plus old photos and interesting stories about the author s growing up in the Cajun country of south Louisiana. Recipes include Pain Perdu, Couche Couche, Chicken Fricassee Stuffed Mirliton, Shrimp Stew, Grillades, Red Beans & Rice, Shrimp Creole, Bouillabaisse, Pralines.
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Published June 1st 2006 by Acadian House Publishing (first published June 1st 1991)
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Reina Salt
Apr 14, 2012 Reina Salt rated it it was amazing
Don't let the simple ingredients lists fool you, this is an intermediate-level Cajun cookbook. The recipes use a lot of shorthand and rely heavily on the idea that you've already made plenty of roux and know basic cooking steps.

NOW THAT I'VE WARNED YOU, this also happens to be a wonderful resource for Cajun cooking enthusiasts. There is an amazing Grimille Gumbo recipe that I use whenever I have leftover turkey and don't know what to do with it. AND that gumbo recipe takes almost half the time
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Julie Davis
Jan 17, 2011 Julie Davis rated it liked it
If the title doesn't tell you that this book is an authentic look at life and cooking in Cajun country, then you haven't ever visited Louisiana. Luckily, my husband has a branch of the family firmly entrenched in New Orleans and I have had the pleasure of several visits to the city and a few day trips to the countryside. Marcelle Bienvenu's book intersperses little vignettes of family life as she grew up near St. Martinville. It is a charming book and I've seen several recipes that I'm intereste ...more
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Jan 29, 2012 Eddie Mihalow Jr rated it it was amazing
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One of the best New Orleans cooking books out there. Loved it. Buy it.
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I'm a little perplexed by the repeated assertions that this is the "Cajun cooking Bible", etc., though, since a fair number of the recipes appear to be rather ordinary middle-American standards (scalloped potatoes, antipasto salad, grilled tuna, pound cake), or "artsy" (pheasant, Welsh rarebit, steak tartare, lamb with spinach and feta cheese, which I'm sure is absolutely delicious, but can hardly be called Cajun).
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A history lesson (with pictures!), awesome recipes, organized by SEASON... what's not to love!!!
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One of the bibles of cajun cooking.
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Marcelle Bienvenu has worked as a contributing editor for magazines and newspapers including Food & Wine, Southern Living, Redbook, and the New York Times. Her articles and recipes are regularly featured in Louisiana Cookin', CityLife, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. She lives in St. Martinville, Louisiana."
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