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Big Taste in High Cotton
September 16, 2008


Living in “high cotton” means living the good life with a bounty of friends, family, and delicious food on the table. For eight decades, the Junior League of Monroe has worked hard to make theirs a “high cotton” community. Their efforts have been funded by cookbooks like The Cotton Country Collection and Celebrations on the Bayou, both best-sellers. Proceeds from The Cotton Country Collection garnered $2.9 million alone.

Cooking in High Cotton will allow the Junior League of Monroe to continue their success with projects like First Steps, Project Child, Teen Screen, Kids in the Kitchen, Senior Friends, and Tools and Literacy for Children.

Aside from being a powerful fundraising tool, Cooking in High Cotton represents delicious southern cooking as it has evolved in the 21st century. Recipes like Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad, Crab Meat-Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Venison Steaks with Raspberry Sauce modernize the tradition of scrumptious southern cuisine, and maintain the simplicity and feasibility that make community cookbook recipes so popular.

With nine chapters, including one for the luxurious southern tradition of Brunch, 192 pages, and vibrant full-color photography, Cooking in High Cotton is a taste of the good life. It’s even sweeter to prepare its recipes and realize the impact the cookbook’s sale and Junior League of Monroe create throughout north Louisiana.

Cooking in High Cotton (ISBN 978-0-9602364-2-8; $24.95) was edited, designed, and produced by Favorite Recipes® Press. It is available directly from the Junior League of Monroe:; 318-322-3236. It is also available online from the Cookbook Marketplace: The Cookbook Marketplace is the distribution division of FRP Books, Inc.

Since 1961, Favorite Recipes® Press has specialized in helping non-profits and independent publishers from around the nation create, distribute, market and sell award-winning cookbooks. Favorite Recipes Press is an Imprint of FRP Books, Inc. and a member of the Southwestern/Great American Family of Companies. Learn more about FRP Books, Inc. at

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