February 2011 CREOLE – Gourmet Secrets of Louisiana

February 2011
CREOLE – Gourmet Secrets of Louisiana
by John Lafleur II, Photography by Norris Fontenot, Edited by David B. Ellzey


Download a full complementary four course Creole feast sample from the book here >

In Louisiana the word Creole is a tricky one. It doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. Today, a large amount of people believe that a Creole is a black person of French descent, and they are not incorrect. But more accurately, the word Creole describes the first people born in the New World which includes whites, blacks, and Europeans. This mixture of cultures created one of the tastiest cuisines of the New World.

In CREOLE -Gourmet Secrets of Louisiana, John Lafleur II collects the recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation in his family and his friends’ families. John is the proprietor, host and chef of Courtableau House, a former plantation home, now a guest house, in Washington, Louisiana. John’s recipes and Courtableau House are both beautifully illustrated with photographs by Norris Fontenot, creative collaborator and friend. With the help of David Ellzey, editor, CREOLE is a must have for any one that loves the food of South Louisiana.

You can find out more and order a copy at or you can call Courtableau House at 1-886-505-4631

Valcour Distribution Select-o-Hits Floyds Wholesale Distribution Floyds Wholesale Distribution