Anne Butler's “River Road Plantation ...

Anne Butler's “River Road Plantation Country Cookbook”

There are 12 comments on the www.2theadvocate.com story from Jul 1, 2010, titled Anne Butler's “River Road Plantation Country Cookbook” . In it, www.2theadvocate.com reports that:

Anne Butler, of St. Francisville, looks at the meandering River Road connecting Baton Rouge and New Orleans and its culinary history in the fourth in her series of what the publisher describes as “gastronomic tour books.”

Like the other books in her series, “River Road Plantation Country Cookbook” (Pelican Publishing Co., $25, hardcover) offers the colorful history of the places and people the reader meets along Butler’s tour, vintage photographs and companion recipes.

The book, which opens with a quick introduction to the Great River Road plantation country‘s history, covers the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines.

Magnolia Mound Plantation and the LSU Rural Life Museum take center stage in the 250-page book’s East Baton Rouge Parish chapter. But Butler also looks at Louisiana politics, specifically Gov. Huey P. Long and his connection to LSU and its tailgating tradition. Gov. Bobby Jindal and “Saffron to Sassafras,” the cookbook by Sharing Shores, the nonprofit group formed by women of Indian origin, and Community Coffee also represent East Baton Rouge Parish.

For Iberville Parish, Butler delves into the history of Carville’s “Ostrich Farm,” the Indian Camp Plantation which became the hospital to treat Hansen’s disease patients.

Butler offers an eclectic selection to represent Ascension Parish, from Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales to beignets at the Cajun Village near Sorrento. In between she looks at The Cabin bar and restaurant, whose building began as a slave quarter on Monroe Plantation, and the parish’s antebellum homes: Ashland-Belle Helene, Hermitage, Bocage Plantation and Houmas House.

She continues the tour downriver, offering historical and culinary tidbits that even Louisiana natives and history buffs might not know.

I was surprised to learn that after World War II, Adolph Hitler’s famous chestnut stallion Nordlicht became the sire of many Louisiana racehorses and is buried in St. Charles Parish.

Butler’s choice of recipes is also eclectic. The recipes sometimes are updated versions of 19th century recipes used at the plantation homes she highlights.

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Yum Yum

Denham Springs, LA

#1 Jul 1, 2010
Ms. Butler is a source of amazement and a tremendous asset to this Parish. Another new and interesting book for our community.
Lady Zoot Zoot

Saint Francisville, LA

#2 Jul 1, 2010
Yum Yum wrote:
Ms. Butler is a source of amazement and a tremendous asset to this Parish. Another new and interesting book for our community.
How about a novel on how to marry a guy, drive him crazy enough to shoot you, get him sent to the pen where he use to be the warden, and he eventually dies. There is a lot to be said for silver bullets.

“Danses avec des cocodrie”

Since: Jul 07

Saint Francisville, LA

#3 Jul 1, 2010
Lady Zoot Zoot wrote:
<quoted text>
How about a novel on how to marry a guy, drive him crazy enough to shoot you, get him sent to the pen where he use to be the warden, and he eventually dies. There is a lot to be said for silver bullets.
There aren't enough user names available? You have to re-use mine?

You obviously don't know Anne well or you'd never have written something so cruel.

C'est la vie.
StraightTalk

Denham Springs, LA

#4 Jul 1, 2010
Wow, Lady ZootZoot impostor. That's pretty below the belt, dude.
Lady Zoot Zoot Imposter

Saint Francisville, LA

#5 Jul 1, 2010
StraightTalk wrote:
Wow, Lady ZootZoot impostor. That's pretty below the belt, dude.
Which part is fiction?
Enlightened

Denham Springs, LA

#6 Jul 1, 2010
Lady Zoot Zoot wrote:
<quoted text>
How about a novel on how to marry a guy, drive him crazy enough to shoot you, get him sent to the pen where he use to be the warden, and he eventually dies. There is a lot to be said for silver bullets.
Foolish Imposter - My sisters and I are planning a witches brew trio in your honor. If you are uneducated in Voo Doo Hoo Doo, you will soon get a lesson. pibvis to you. You better retract soon!!!
Lady Zoot Zoot Imposter

Saint Francisville, LA

#7 Jul 1, 2010
Damm!!! My husband just turned into a frog.
Cookbook lover

Denham Springs, LA

#8 Jul 1, 2010
I have Anne's books - they are beautiful and very interesting. I wish she would write a novel about the politics in this area. It could be fictional but there is enough true drama to write a trilogy..
Thankful in WFP

Denham Springs, LA

#9 Jul 2, 2010
I own several of A. Butler's books, cookbooks and the tourist guide to West Feliciana Parish. Besides her writing ability she is the historian of the parish, donating her time writing history and press releases for Audubon Pilgrimage and other events which generate tax dollars. Unfortunately, I guess you could say she's helping to pay Ambrose and Richard salaries and blue tea sets.
Lady Zoot Zoot Imposter

Saint Francisville, LA

#10 Jul 2, 2010
Thankful in WFP wrote:
I own several of A. Butler's books, cookbooks and the tourist guide to West Feliciana Parish. Besides her writing ability she is the historian of the parish, donating her time writing history and press releases for Audubon Pilgrimage and other events which generate tax dollars. Unfortunately, I guess you could say she's helping to pay Ambrose and Richard salaries and blue tea sets.
The dollars generated by Saint Francisville and West Feliciana Tourisum, in a year won't pay for the little Outhouse in the Town Hall Front Yard. The big Tourisum dollars are a figment of your imagination!
Tourbinado

Denham Springs, LA

#11 Jul 2, 2010
Tourism employs lots of people in this region, especially in the spillover areas like restaurants and shops, and generates a good bit of tax money as well. You sound very ignorant of the economic realities here. I imagine Jeff Wheeler wouldn't care much to have his nice little kiosks described as outhouses. But that's about your level of awareness, isn't it?
lady Zoot Zoot Imposter

Saint Francisville, LA

#12 Jul 2, 2010
Tourbinado wrote:
Tourism employs lots of people in this region, especially in the spillover areas like restaurants and shops, and generates a good bit of tax money as well. You sound very ignorant of the economic realities here. I imagine Jeff Wheeler wouldn't care much to have his nice little kiosks described as outhouses. But that's about your level of awareness, isn't it?
You are smoking something funny, if you think TAX revenue, not revenue to the Tourisum Groups pockets, comes close to covering the cost of operating tourisum in this parish or St. Francisville. Based on perception of the Tourisum Lobby, the Nuclear Plant wouldn't be here if it weren't for the historic tourisum value of this community. Jeff, did a great job of building the outhouse he was contracted to do. By the way check and see who's property the Outhouse is on, and then tell us who owns it? Could it be another Jeff?

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