Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook

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Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook

Join author Anita Musgrove as she hits the road again in search of the country’s best mom-and-pop restaurants in Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes.



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Come Travel Louisiana with Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook

Join author Anita Musgrove as she hits the road again in search of the country’s best mom-and-pop restaurants in Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes. The sixth volume in the State Back Road Restaurant Recipes Series, this Louisiana cookbook profiles Louisiana’s greatest family-owned food stops. Dine like locals do with this collection of Louisiana recipes that will bring the taste of Louisiana to your kitchen. From winding country lanes to bayou haunts to charming old New Orleans, a food tour through the Pelican State will take you through five regions: Sportman’s Paradise, Crossroads, Cajun Country, Plantation Country, and Greater New Orleans. With this Cajun cookbook, you’ll soon discover the best restaurants, unique Louisiana cooking, and Louisiana attractions that make each region special.

Gators & Gumbo

Cruising through the Sportman’s Paradise region, you will find BeauxJax. This humble bistro was started by two Louisiana-bred friends with a passion for handcrafted Cajun cuisine. Settle in to an order of the Lake Pontchartrain Blue Crab Cakes prepared from fresh-caught blue crabs. Later, take a short drive east to Corner Coffeehouse in West Monroe. This Louisiana restaurant prepares each order with a personal touch. While there, order a bowlful of the Chicken & Sausage Gumbo for a flavor odyssey that celebrates Louisiana tradition. Afterwards, visit the Gator and Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo in Greenwood. Watch giant alligators enjoy feeding time, and meet miniature horses, lemurs, and even a camel.

At the Crossroads of Louisiana Cuisine and Culture

Below Sportman’s Paradise, you’ll pass right into the Crossroads region. Visit T-Jim’s Grocery & Market, a family grocery specializing in boudin and smoked sausage. Sample the Boudin Egg Rolls for an Asian-inspired dish with a Cajun twist. For a meal with a view, dine in at Cane River Bar & Grill. This Natchitoches staple is nestled right on the beautiful Cane River, which can be appreciated from the covered outdoor dining area while you dig in to a plate of creamy Shrimp Pasta. While in Natchitoches, take some time to peruse the Natchitoches Art Guild Gallery. View award-winning pieces from local artists and buy a print for your wall back home before leaving.

Cajun Recipes from Louisiana Restaurant Cookbooks

Keep driving south, and you’ll arrive in Cajun Country in no time. Here, the delights of Poche’s Market and Restaurant await you. This family establishment combines a dining area with a meat and grocery department featuring house-made meats and sausages. When you visit, order a bowl of the Pork Backbone Stew served over rice for a savory treat. Because it wouldn’t be a real Louisiana food tour without them, you can’t miss out on po-boys. In fact, you should pick up a delicious Seared Tuna Po-Boy with Lemon Basil Mayo from 531 Liberty Café. This Houma-based eatery serves healthy options made from locally sourced ingredients. Relax later in the evening at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette. Order a drink and vibe to live music played by local bands.

Experience Plantation Country’s Best Down Home Cooking Restaurants

Following Cajun Country, turn east and head for Plantation Country. Have lunch at Not Your Mama’s Café & Tavern, a cozy establishment serving dishes prepared from recipes handed down from mama’s mama. Try the Crab Bites for a mouthful of Louisiana seafood heaven. Need a light pick-me-up? Visit Magnolia Café, a family-owned restaurant serving only the freshest health food. The Guac Dippers will surely have your taste buds singing. Spend some time outdoors on a guided kayak tour of the region’s bayous when you stop by Bayou Adventure in Lacombe. While there, get up close and personal with the fascinating creatures that make their homes in the swamp’s secret alcoves. At first, it may seem like any other old swamp, but something exciting lurks around every bend.

Stroll the Streets of the Big Easy

Finally, finish your tour with a stop in the Greater New Orleans region. Pass an evening at Middendorf’s, an iconic seafood restaurant. Enjoy waterfront dining, a beach-like sand area, and a Model G train that delights children of all ages. The House-made Banana Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce is the perfect finish to a meal of thin fried catfish and Barbequed Shrimp. Enjoy a river cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, a real paddlewheel riverboat. Feast on a tasty Creole buffet, or you can also dance to a live jazz band as the sun sets. Your stay in the Big Easy is sure to be one to remember.

Get This Easy Recipe Cookbook Today

The Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook is available for purchase through Great American Publishers, a publishing company specializing in best-selling cookbooks featuring easy, tried-and-true recipes sure to please the entire family. If you’re craving Southern food, or you just love Southern cooking, Great American Publishers is your one-stop shop. Browse a selection of Southern cookbooks packed with Southern recipes for Southern dishes and Southern dinner ideas great for any night of the week. Order your copy today.

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Weight1.33 lbs
Dimensions7 × 9 in

Anita Musgrove




Full Color



1 review for Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook

  1. Mindy Dunbar

    This is a fun experience all the wy around! The tastes of cajun made easy. The recipes are easy to follow and the book is great visually and fun to bring the kids in the kitchen with new tastes from different parts of the country!

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