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Cajun and Creole Studies

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New Orleans Cuisine

Edited by Susan Tucker
Foreword by S. Frederick Starr
Categories: Louisiana

With contributions from Karen Leathem, Patricia Kennedy Livingston, Michael Mizell-Nelson, Cynthia LeJeune Nobles, Sharon Stallworth Nossiter, Sara Roahen, and Susan Tucker

New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen ...

Accordion Dreams

By age thirty-nine, Blair Kilpatrick had settled into life as a practicing psychologist, wife, and mother. Then a chance encounter in New Orleans turned her world upside down. She returned home to Chicago ...

Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors

By Shane K. Bernard
Categories: Louisiana

Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History traces the four-hundred-year history of this distinct American ethnic group. While written in a format comprehensible to junior-high and high-school ...

Louisiana Cookery

By Mary Land
Illustrated by Morris Henry Hobbs
Preface by Owen Brennan
Categories: Cooking And Foodways

Creole cuisine, Cajun cooking, and the sophisticated gumbo of New Orleans---can any state boast a fais-do-do in the kitchen like Louisiana's? Originally published in 1954, Louisiana Cookery is the classic ...

Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco


The detectable identity of southern Louisiana's one-of-a-kind culture has been expressed in numerous descriptive phrases--"south of the South," "the northern tip of the Caribbean," "this folklore land. ...

The Cajuns

The past sixty years have shaped and reshaped the group of French-speaking Louisiana people known as the Cajuns. During this period, they have become much like other Americans and yet have remained strikingly ...

Cajun and Creole Music Makers

The virtual renaissance of all things Cajun and Creole has captivated enthusiasts throughout America and invigorated the culture back home. Who, just fifteen years ago, could have predicted that this ...

Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

Creoles of Color are rightfully among the first families of southwestern Louisiana. Yet in both antebellum and postbellum periods they remained a people considered apart from the rest of the population. ...

Swamp Pop

Music of Louisiana was at the heart of rock-and-roll in the 1950s. Most fans know that Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the icons, sprang out of Ferriday, Louisiana, in the middle of delta country and that along ...

Cajun and Creole Folktales

By Barry Jean Ancelet
Categories: Folklore

This teeming compendium of tales assembles and classifies the abundant lore and storytelling prevalent in the French culture of southern Louisiana. This is the largest, most diverse, and best annotated ...