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Dictionary of Louisiana French: As Spoken in Cajun, Creole, and American Indian Communities (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)

Ghost stories abound in the Cajun and Creole city of Lafayette, Louisiana, from those lost in Civil War skirmishes and fever outbreaks to the former living who can’t say goodbye. “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” takes readers inside some of the most historic sites in South Louisiana.

from ELLE

10 Books to Read after You've Watched 'Lemonade' One Million Times

Now both aspects of this unique people and culture are given thorough, illuminating scrutiny in Creole, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary history of Louisiana's Creole population. Description from I searched for this on

Thompson’s “Exiles at Home: The Struggle to Become American in New Orleans” examines how Creoles of color, the French speaking population of African decent, struggled to resist and redefine social categories during a time of transformation. Thompson analyzes the experiences of New Orleans’ “les gens de coleur libre” (free people of color), & how they shaped an understanding of cultural identity & belonging.

Within the pages of S.T. Holmes's new book, Creole Moon The Betrayal, readers will enjoy a paranormal fantasy of love and betrayal - where the hero survives in the harsh Louisiana swamp.

from SAVEUR

Shrimp and Grits

First time preparing my own shrimp and grits, and used this recipe b/c it cites a Chapel Hill, NC restaurant. From Saveur: "Like the cooks at Crook's Corner, the celebrated restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, we recommend using stone-ground grits."

from Condé Nast Traveler

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