During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.
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This week the library received some books that will appeal to all of the good Southern cooks out there. If you are one of these cooks – or one of the eaters who enjoys the delectable dishes prepared by them, check out these newest Southern-style cookbooks.
Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything by Donald Link with Paula Disbrowe. Donald Link is an award winning chef who is responsible for some of New Orleans’s favorite restaurants. In this cookbook he shares recipes for all types of Southern food and drinks. Filled with color photographs, you will find all sorts of tastes to make your mouth water. There are detailed instructions for everything from appetizers and beverages to deserts.
In a While Crocodile: New Orleans Slow Cooker Recipes by Patrice Keller Kononchek and Lauren Malone Keller. The authors are sisters-in-law who have taken some of the greatest New Orleans style dishes and adapted them for the slow cooker. In this book, also full of color photographs, you will find recipes for dishes such as Mardi Gras Meatballs, Flambeaux Gumbo, and Twelfth Night King Cake. The slow cooking allows the seasonings and spices to work their magic, making these dishes simply scrumptious.
These books are part of our large cookbook collection found in the Non-fiction section of the library. Look for Dewey number 641. As always, if you need help locating this section, just ask a helpful staff member.