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A Culinary Journey through the Marshes and Mansions of South Louisiana
October 18, 2007

Famous the world over for its unique culture, lively music, and award-winning food; life in Louisiana is an expression of its French, African, Spanish, and Native American heritage. Marshes to Mansions, a new cookbook from the Junior League of Lake Charles, is now available.

This unique cookbook takes readers on a culinary adventure, offering a sample of the lush and alluring landscape of Southwest Louisiana through stunning photographs by local photographer Victor Monsour, Jr. Journey through the bayous, marshes, and the Gulf of Mexico; travel from the kitchens of cozy cottages to the dining rooms of elegant homes to learn why, in South Louisiana, we love to live, and live to eat!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to funding the efforts of the Junior League of Lake Charles. Founded in 1933, the League is currently working to establish a Family Resource Center, which will offer a “one-stop-shop” to families of all levels of socio-economical backgrounds in the Southwest Louisiana area.

The Family Resource Center will provide on-going education to all who walk through their doors and help them learn life skills such as parenting, home safety, financial management, computer proficiency, and nutritional cooking. The Resource Center will also provide a wide variety of counseling, medical and referral services.

Marshes to Mansions (ISBN: 978-0-9607524-4-7) was designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee and. includes 224 pages, 256 recipes and retails for $28.95. Books are available directly from the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. at or by calling 337-436-4025. Distributed to the book and gift trade by The Cookbook Marketplace, distribution division of FRP at or by call 866-279-2852. Since 1961, FRP has produced thousands of titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations from coast to coast.

To request a full press kit, review copy, recipes or his res-images from Marshes to Mansions, contact Mary Margaret Andrews at or call 800-598-2168.

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