“Anne Butler strikes again! Just when you think she can’t get any better, she publishes another outstanding book! Her stories, anecdotes, and recipes are as inspiring as ever. What a tasty literary legacy this gentlewoman has given our state.”
—Chef John Folse
“An elegant tribute to Louisiana’s culinary traditions . . . a highly prized and recommended addition to family and community library cookbook collections”
––The Midwest Book Review
“This is a must for any cook and great reading for those that don’t!”
––Louisiana Road Trips
“Perfect for local cooks or Yankee friends who don’t know ‘nuttin about good eatin.’”
—Gumbo Entertainment Guide
Anne Butler has cooked up a delicious and delightful book once again! Far from ordinary, the Acadian Plantation Country Cookbook transports readers to the hauntingly beautiful plantations of the Atchafalaya Basin in southern Louisiana. With recipes like Catahoula crab cakes and stories about the rich heritage and culture of the Acadians, this book gives readers a historical, pictorial, and tastebud-tingling tour of Acadiana.
Vintage photographs of the good ol’ days near the Bayou Teche lure readers and chefs alike into a unique world full of history and descriptions of the locations where Acadians still dwell. In prose that captures the essence of the culture, Butler presents sights and smells—not to mention tastes!—of this fascinating culture. Dishes like campstyle crawfish étouffée and pear-jalapeno marmalade are sure to delight the whole family.
Butler’s Audubon Plantation Country Cookbook, published in 2004, by Pelican, was named the best new cookbook of the year by Louisiana Life magazine, and without a doubt, this new culinary masterpiece is sure to follow in its shrimp-boot-clad footsteps!
About the Author
A graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, with an M.A. in English from Humboldt State in California, Anne Butler has worked as a journalist, writer, and editor on both coasts. She is the author of a dozen books, including Bayou Plantation Country Cookbook and Weep for the Living, also published by Pelican. Butler operates a bed and breakfast at her family homestead, the historic Butler Greenwood Plantation, which has been in the family since the 1790s. She knows the area’s virtues, vices, and how to make a good story out of both.
ACADIAN PLANTATION COUNTRY COOKBOOK
By Anne Butler
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
256 pp. 8½ x 11 211 sepia photos. Index