The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier began its cookbook fundraising in 1964 with A Cook’s Tour (now out of print), followed by the wildly popular Revel cookbook in 1979 and reprinted in an anniversary edition in 2000. Their new cookbook, Mardi Gras to Mistletoe: A Cookbook of Festive Favorites from the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana includes more than 200 recipes for entertaining, with a photographic tour of the area through its special celebrations.
Each of the twelve chapters portrays a month of the Northwest Louisiana year, beginning with the area’s unique heritage and festivals, followed by a delightful arrangement of seasonal recipes, cooking tips, and culinary trivia. Recipes were contributed by League members, their families and favorite local restaurants. The text highlights the region’s 300-year history and celebrates the beauty of Shreveport, Bossier and the surrounding areas.
Northwest Louisiana likes to celebrate, with a festival in honor of almost everything from indigenous flowers and fruits to Bonnie & Clyde and guitarist James Burton. Whether toasting the New Year with elegance or doing the boot-scootin’ boogie at a tailgating, this cookbook is packed with recipes that are delicious and give the host the chance to get out of the kitchen and join the party!
Proceeds from Mardi Gras to Mistletoe benefit the League’s many projects, including Dress for Success, Greenwood Equine Assisted Therapy, Providence House, and numerous additional community service projects designed to touch the lives of those in need.
Mardi Gras to Mistletoe: A Cookbook of Festive Favorites from the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana (ISBN: 0-9602246-0-2; $26.95; available at www.mardigrasmistletoe.com) was edited, designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1961, FRP has produced more than 1000 titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations from coast to coast. Full support and consultation are available in the creation, production, marketing, and distribution of a cookbook. FRP is a division of Southwestern/Great American, Inc.
Stephanie Williams, FRP Senior Publicist