French Acadian Cook Book

One of my 1/2 price book treasures ($5!), this spiral bound cook book published in 1955 by The Louisiana Acadian Handicraft Museum in Jennings, La.

Since the cookbook has no index, I snapped quick shots of any recipe I may want to try one day. It was weird to see so many people's home recipes, before microwaves and when lard and oleo were common staples... mmmm...

Also hilarious, the tips and antidotes sprinkled in:

(Still good advice almost 60 years later!)

These cookbooks make me feel so nostalgic. One of the things I miss most about Louisiana life is the food!

1 comment:

  1. I have that cook book. It is loaded with great information. I bought mine at a garage sale from a lady from Baton Rouge. Love it!