The Junior League of Monroe presents a collection of classic Southern dishes and unique creations from some of our area’s finest kitchens. Throughout the book you will find valuable cooking and presentation tips, as well as fascinating tidbits regarding our “King Cotton.” After preparing and serving any of the dishes included in this fabulous collection, you will definitely feel as though you have been Cooking in High Cotton!

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Whether it’s a holiday feast or a casual summer supper, Celebrations on the Bayou captures the rich heritage that makes southern entertaining a legend.  Celebrations captures a way of life, a spirit, and a flair for entertaining found only along the bayous of Louisiana.  It’s really two books in one…an elegant collection of menus with photographs, plus a practical cookbook of treasured recipes that you’ll enjoy reading for hours.


The Cotton Country Collection is a classic among southern cookbooks. Cotton Country captures the charm of rural Louisiana and the lifestyles of the people who invented the term “Southern hospitality.” Listed by USA Today as one of the top five regional cookbooks in the United States, Cotton Country is a collection of the tried and true recipes from Louisiana kitchens where cooking and entertaining are elevated to forms of art.