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Once hailed as one of America’s greatest restaurants, Brennan’s in New Orleans was known worldwide as a home of fine cuisine. “Breakfast at Brennan’s” was a longstanding tradition on par with “dinner at Antoine’s,” and the restaurant was famed for its culinary inventions. Recreate the elegance at home with this classic collection of the Brennan family’s distinctive Creole recipes, first issued in 1961. Paperback
Written by award-winning chef, culinary instructor, food columnist, and bakery director Bev Shaffer, this tasted-and-tested collection spans the brownie spectrum. In addition to a history of brownies, baking basics, and useful information on chocolate, the recipes collected here include everything from classics like Deluxe Brownies with Caramel Sauce and Swirled Brownies to more adventuresome suggestions like Raspberry-Mascarpone-Filled Brownies, Kahlua Brownies, Macadamia-Nut White Brownies, Cappuccino Brownies, and much more.
Readers of Southwinds magazine have chuckled for years at the unlikely antics of Bubba Whartz, a sailor “who marches to the beat of a different drummer.” When not ensconced on his ferro-cement sloop, Right Guard (made from a truckful of cement left over from the construction of I-75), Bubba is holding forth at the Blue Moon Saloon, courting a distinctly hostile stripper named Trixie LaMotte, or otherwise wreaking havoc on local society. In these outrageous short stories, author Morgan Stinemetz celebrates the lowbrow side of boating as Bubba Whartz, red baseball cap and all, leaves all adversaries in his wake.
The African-American buffalo soldiers, nicknamed by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, joined the six black regiments commissioned by an act of Congress in 1866. These men, many of whom were former slaves, enlisted in the army to earn a steady income, acquire an education, and gain respect.
Gaston® the green-nosed alligator, the mischievous hero of Pelican’s famous Cajun Night Before Christmas®, leads young readers through the alphabet as he attempts to gain entrance to college. In the process, he gives them a clever and practical lesson in Cajun French.
Rascally raccoons, feisty foxes, and artful alligators aren’t the only creatures running wild in the bayou. With a peppercorn nose, a boudin mouth, chili-pepper eyes, and no small amount of cayenne pepper, the Cajun cornbread boy sprints through the swamps in shrimp boots and a cast-iron skillet hat, shouting as he dodges a number of perils along his way. When the boy meets an alligator who’d really like to have him for lunch, one of them is in for a truly spicy surprise!
When fisherman Paul catches a talking fish, it promises to grant him a wish if he lets it go. Eventually everyone learns that you must be careful what you wish for if you want to hang on to what’s really important.
Drawing on the rich oral tradition of the Cajun people, Cajun Folktales collects six of the best children’s stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. Told in the tradition of Brer Rabbit, these stories are accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Patrick Soper. Hardcover.
Tommy Joe Breaux invites you to “sit down, relax, an’ pass a good time” with the crazy characters of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Cajuns are famous for their storytelling talents and their ability to laugh at themselves, and Tommy Joe is a bona fide Cajun, I garontee! Paperback.
Inspired by the spicy humor of Cajun Night Before Christmas®, Cajun Night After Christmas is the story of St. Nick, an alligator named Pierre, and the Boudreau family once the holiday is over. Boudreau’s children are hollering as they play with their new toys, his wife has spent all the money, and he needs to get away.
Take the classic story of jolly old St. Nicklus, place it in a Louisiana bayou, dress Santa Claus in muskrat “from his head to his toes,” pile his skiff high with toys, and hitch it to eight friendly alligators. The result is a delightful twist on an old and familiar tale. It is Christmas on the bayou. Hardcover.
It’s the night before Christmas in a tiny shack on the Louisiana bayou, and Santa Claus, with his eight friendly alligators and toy-laden skiff, is on his way. Written in lively Cajun accents, the best-selling Cajun Night Before Christmas® is a beloved holiday classic. With this delightful coloring book, children of all ages can put their own colorful spin on the story. Paperback.
This classic tale now becomes an ornament. A minature version of Cajun Night Before Christmas® suitable for hanging on any christmas tree. Hanger is provided! Ornament.
Old favorites Elmo and Marie, Poo Poo and Stinky, and ole Doc Duplichan return for even more fun. Paperback.
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