Culinary: Cookbooks & Recipes

The Early & Classic section includes multiple editions of some of the city’s essential cookbooks. Especially useful are links to online versions of some of these cookbooks, such as the 1916 edition of the Picayune Cookbook and the 1885 edition of Lafcadio Hearn’s La Cuisine Creole. It also includes references for cookbooks published by chefs and restaurants. One of the most significant items is the New Orleans Cookbook Bibliography. This entry links to a .pdf version of the most recent edition (July 2011) of the New Orleans Culinary History Group’s bibliography project. This 214 page document includes annotations for lesser known collections of recipes as well as the expected ones. The introduction provides a succinct overview of New Orleans cookbook history. Recipes are treated in a far less comprehensive manner. The recipe section serves as a portal to a few of the city’s most important recipe websites, including one maintained by Judy Walker on the Picayune’s nola.com site.

Chefs

Allen, Carol. Leah Chase: Listen, I Say Like This. Gretna, LA: Pelican Pub. Co., 2002.
Bowker Lee, Dayna. “Mary Land: ‘When I Was Big Enough to Tote a Gun, I Did’.” In Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times, edited by Janet Allured and Judith F. Gentry. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2009.
Chase, Leah. And Still I Cook. Gretna, LA: Pelican Pub. Co., 2003.
Chase, Leah, and Johnny Rivers. Down Home Healthy: Family Recipes of Black American Chefs. National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute, 1993.
Chase, Leah. The Dooky Chase Cookbook. Gretna, LA: Pelican Pub. Co., 1990.
Land, Mary. Louisiana Cookery. The Cookbook Collectors Library; Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1954.
———. Louisiana Cookery. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, n.d.
———. Mary Land’s Louisiana Cookery. New York: Bonanza Books, 1954.
Leslie, Austin A. Chez Helene House of Good Food Cookbook. New Orleans, LA: DeSiminon Publications, 1984.
Leslie, Austin A., and Marie Rudd Posey. Austin Leslie’s Creole-Soul: New Orleans’ Cooking With a Soulful Twist. New Orleans, LA: DeSimonin Publications, 2000.
National Visionary Leadership Project, ed. Leah Chase: Executive Chef of Dooky Chase Restaurant, Civil Rights Activist, National Visionary 2003. Washington DC: National Visionary Leadership Project, 2003.
New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture & History, ed. Creole Cooking in the Villa: Masters of Creole Cuisine. New Orleans, LA: The Museum, 2009.
Richard, Lena. New Orleans Cook Book. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940.
———. New Orleans Cook Book. Gretna, LA: Pelican Pub. Co., 1998.
Wolfe, Rachael. “Beyond the Ancestral Skillet: Four Louisiana Women and Their Cookbooks, 1930-1970”. University of New Orleans, n.d.

Early and Classic (including Picayune Cookbooks)

“30 Finalists Selected in T-P Cook-off.” The Times-Picayune. New Orleans, LA, March 29, 1981.
Cheney, Winifred Green. The Southern Hospitality Cookbook. 3rd Printing. Birmingham, AL: Oxmoor House, 1976.
Harris, Jessica B. The Welcome Table: African-American Heritage Cooking. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
Hearn, Lafcadio. Creole Cook Book; a Literary and Culinary Adventure. Gretna, LA: Pelican Pub. House, 1967.
———. Gombo Zhèbes; Little Dictionary of Creole Proverbs, Selected from Six Creole Dialects. Tr. into French and into English, with Notes, Complete Index to Subjects and Some Brief Remarks Upon the Creole Idioms of Louisiana. New York: W.H. Coleman, 1885.
———. La Cuisine Creole, a Collection of Culinary Recipes from Leading Chefs and Noted Creole Housewives Who Have Made New Orleans Famous for Its Cuisine. New York: William H. Coleman, 1885. http://www.archive.org/details/lacuisinecreolec00hearrich.
Hebert, Cindy M. “Marguerite Sigur Wins 12th Annual Cook-Off.” The Times-Picayune. New Orleans, LA, April 22, 1984, sec. Cookbook.
“Judges Make Their Choice.” The Times-Picayune. New Orleans, LA, April 11, 1982.
Junior League of New Orleans. The Plantation Cookbook. [1st ed.]. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1972.
New Orleans Public Service, Inc. Creole Cuisine. New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Public Service, 1951.
———. Creole Favorites. New Orleans, LA.: NOPSI, 1966.
———. Recipe Leaflets Collection. New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Public Service, Inc., 1968.
———. Teen Age Cook Book. New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Public Service, Inc., 1950.
New Orleans Public Service, Inc., and Entergy. From Woodstoves to Microwaves: Cooking with Entergy, n.d. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~familytreefullofnuts/Cooking/Cookbooks/entergycookbook.pdf.
The Original Picayune Creole Cookbook. 8th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune Publishing, 1936.
The Original Picayune Creole Cookbook. 9th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune Publishing, 1938.
The Original Picayune Creole Cookbook. 10th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune Publishing, 1945.
The Original Picayune Creole Cookbook. 11th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune Publishing, 1947.
The Original Picayune Creole Cookbook. 12th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune Publishing, 1954.
The Original Picayune Creole Cookbook. 13th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune Publishing, 1966.
The Original Picayune Creole Cookbook. 14th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune Publishing, 1971.
The Picayune Creole Cookbook. New Orleans, LA: Picayune, 1900.
The Picayune Creole Cookbook. 5th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune, 1916. http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003574187.
The Picayune Creole Cookbook. 6th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune, 1922. http://www.archive.org/details/picayunecreolec00unkngoog.
The Picayune Creole Cookbook. 7th ed. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune, 1928.
The Picayune Creole Cookbook. New Orleans, LA: Times-Picayune Pub. Co., 1929.
The Picayune Creole Cookbook. New York: Random House, 1987.
The Picayune Creole Cookbook. New York: Weathervane Books : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1989.
The Picayune Creole Cookbook. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Library, 2009.
Scott, Natalie. 200 Years of New Orleans Cooking / Spratling, William,; 1900-1967. Gretna, LA: Pelican, 1998.
The Creole Cookery Book : Christian Woman’s Exchange, n.d. http://www.archive.org/details/creolecookerybo00unkngoog.
The Plantation Cookbook. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972.
Tucker, Susan, M.A. Johnson, Wendy Bruton, and Sharon Stallworth Nossiter. “New Orleans Cookbook Bibliography”, n.d. http://www.tulane.edu/~wclib/culinary.html.
Washington, Mrs. The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide. New York: Harper & brothers, 1886.

Recipes

Bienvenu, Marcelle, and Judy Hille Walker. Cooking up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008.
Chase, Leah, and Johnny Rivers. Down Home Healthy: Family Recipes of Black American Chefs. National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute, 1993.
Dorrance, L A. “How to Enjoy Oysters.” Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Blog, March 18, 2008. http://ralphbrennancookbook.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-enjoy-oysters.html.
———. “It’s Friday! Who Wants Pizza?” Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Blog, April 25, 2008. http://ralphbrennancookbook.blogspot.com/2008/04/its-friday-who-wants-pizza.html.
———. “Jazzy Jambalaya.” Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Blog, April 3, 2008. http://ralphbrennancookbook.blogspot.com/2008/04/jazzy-jambalaya.html.
Fitzmorris, Tom. “New Orleans Menu, Recipes, Alphabetical List”, n.d. http://www.nomenu.com/joomla1/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=226&Itemid=221.
Hearn, Lafcadio. La Cuisine Creole, a Collection of Culinary Recipes from Leading Chefs and Noted Creole Housewives Who Have Made New Orleans Famous for Its Cuisine. New York: William H. Coleman, 1885. http://www.archive.org/details/lacuisinecreolec00hearrich.
“New Orleans Food – Recipes | WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM”, n.d. http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/food/recipes.
O’Neill, Molly. American Food Writing: An Anthology with Classic Recipes. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2007.
Santich, Barbara. “A La Recherche De La Tomate Perdue: The First French Tomato Recipe?” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture 2, no. 2 (May 1, 2002): 68–71.
Streeter, Amy Evans. “The Southern Gumbo Trail | Introduction”, n.d. http://www.southerngumbotrail.com/introduction.shtml.
“The Creole and Cajun Recipe Page”, n.d. http://www.gumbopages.com/recipe-page.html.
Walker, Judy. “New Orleans Food and Recipe News – NOLA.com”, n.d. http://www.nola.com/food/.
Watts, Edith. Jesse’s Book of Creole and Deep South Recipes. New York: Viking Press, 1954.
Wright, Clifford. A Mediterranean Feast : the Story of the Birth of the Celebrated Cuisines of the Mediterranean, from the Merchants of Venice to the Barbary Corsairs : with More Than 500 Recipes. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1999.
Young Men’s Gymnastic Club (New Orleans, La.), and New Orleans Athletic Club. Twenty Fifth Anniversary, 1872-1897: Young Men’s Gymnastic Club, Thursday Evening, September 2nd. 1897, New Orleans. New Orleans, LA: Walle & Co., 1897.

Restaurants

Deutsch, Hermann B, and Brennan’s Restaurant. Brennan’s New Orleans Cookbook, with the Story of the Fabulous New Orleans Restaurant. New Orleans, LA: R.L. Crager, 1961.
Guste, Roy F. Antoine’s Restaurant Cookbook. New York: Norton, 1989.
Guste, Roy F. Jr. Antoine’s Restaurant Since 1840 Cookbook. New Orleans, LA: Carbery-Guste, 1979.
———. Antoine’s Restaurant Since 1840 Cookbook. New York: W.W. Norton, n.d.
Paddleford, Clementine. Recipes from Antoine’s Kitchen: The Secret Riches of the Famous Century-Old Restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans. New Orleans, La: This Week Magazine, 1948.

Version: Spring 2012

© 2012 New Orleans Research Collaborative Image credits are here