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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
Cajun Columbus offers a slightly revised version of that historic venture, one in which a pivotal role is held by an intrepid Cajun named Pierre Lastrapes, whose descendents today inhabit the bayou country of South Louisiana. Pierre falls asleep in his pirogue and winds up in Spain, volunteering to use his navigational skills to lead Columbus and his hardy band of explorers across the “Atlantic Bayou” to the New World. Hardcover.
In a spicy and sweet sequel to her best-selling book, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, author Dianne de Las Casas brings to life a new friend for the Cornbread Boy—the sticky sweet Buttermilk Biscuit Girl.
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!
There’s just nowhere else but South Louisiana to find real knee-slapping, crowd-hooting Zydeco music. Even the big-city chefs can’t cook up a Cajun meal the way they do at the roadside restaurants deep in the bayous of Acadiana. Likewise, no other guide matches the amount of in-depth information presented in Cajun Country Guide. It’s a study of Cajuns that tells visitors how to find the sights, sounds, and flavors of one of America’s most culturally unique regions.
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.
Award-winning singer and songwriter Johnette Downing teams up with Deborah Ousley Kadair for another perfect storybook, which celebrates life in Louisiana and introduces young readers to the spice of Southern culture and food.
With her trademark wit and humor, storyteller Dianne de Las Casas transports readers to an animal kingdom far, far away, where the pretty pachyderm, Ellaphant, lives with her odious step-mother and two ugly step-hippos. Aided by her fairy godmouse, Cinderellaphant is whisked away in a peanut carriage to foxtrot, bunny hop, and tango hoof to hoof with the charming zebra prince. Elephants may have a long memory, but it’s the prince who can’t get Cinderellaphant out of his head as he uses her gargantuan glass slipper to track her down. A true lesson in looking beyond the surface, this punny story will delight and entertain with its whimsical illustrations and charmingly told tale.
Beginning with Lee’s surrender and the subsequent assassination of Abraham Lincoln, The Clansman describes the anxiety and confusion of the years immediately after the South’s defeat. Between 1865 and 1870, the whole nation struggled with questions of justice and revenge, forgiveness and reparation. With 350,000 Southern soldiers dead, ensuring the welfare of their widows and orphans, as well as the rest of the population, was of paramount concern to the survivors.
Poo-yi! There is nothing more foul than the smell of a skunk, except for the harsh words of teasing children. They need to learn that people who are different from themselves are special in their own way, too. In the twelfth book in the Clovis Crawfish series, Mary Alice Fontenot has created a delightful story to emphasize this point to youngsters on and off the bayou.
Clovis Crawfish and his friends share two adventures on this bilingual CD. Tracks include French and English translations. The skunk Batiste Bête Puante doesn’t mean to offend his friends, but the awful smell he gives off is actually one of his defenses. In this tale of a smelly tail, children learn about the heritage of the Cajuns and the importance of respecting the unusual abilities of others.
It is late summer on the bayou, and the friends are sad because soon summer will be gone. The bayou friends are even sadder because it is time for Bertile Butterfly to leave. To wish Bertile bon voyage, Clovis throws a going-away party, complete with music and entertainment.
Each cassette contains two fun and educational lessons, as well as a short song in Cajun French.
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