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Marcelle Bienvenu

  • Abita Beer: Cooking Louisiana True
    • Categories: American South
    • ISBN: 9780615238647 Hardcover (United States) 11/24/2008
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  • Cajun Cooking for Beginners
    • ISBN: 9780925417237 Paperback (United States) 12/31/1996
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  • Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans
    • Categories: Magazine & newspaper tie-in; American; Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9780811865777 Paperback (United States) 1/22/2009
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  • Emeril's Creole Christmas
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9780688146917 Hardcover (United States) 11/27/1997
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  • Emeril's TV Dinners: Kickin' It Up a Notch with Recipes from Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril
    • Categories: General; Restaurants & celebrity chefs
    • ISBN: 9780688163785 Hardcover (United States) 1/14/1999
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  •  Emeril's TV Dinners: Kickin' It Up a Notch with Recipes from Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; American South
    • ISBN: 9780061871696 Paperback (United States) 5/1/2009
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  • Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen: Cooking Through the Seasons on Avery Island
    • Categories: Autobiography, biography & memoirs; Seasonal; Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9781558323728 Paperback (United States) 7/9/2007
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  • Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen: Cooking Through the Seasons on Avery Island
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9781558322400 Hardcover (United States) 11/13/2002
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  • Every Day's a Party: Louisiana Recipes for Celebrating with Family and Friends
    • Categories: General; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; American
    • ISBN: 9780688164300 Hardcover (United States) 11/25/1999
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  • Louisiana Real & Rustic
    • Categories: American
    • ISBN: 9780688127213 Hardcover (United States) 9/12/1996
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  •  Louisiana Real & Rustic:
    • Categories: Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9780061871030 Paperback (United States) 5/1/2009
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  • No Baloney on My Boat!: Recipes to Be Enjoyed in the Great Outdoors
    • Categories: Appliances
    • ISBN: 9780925417695 Hardcover (United States) 4/15/2011
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  • Pecans from Soup to Nuts
    • Categories: General ingredient; Soups
    • ISBN: 9781589806481 Hardcover (United States) 1/1/2010
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  • Stir the Pot: The History of Cajun Cuisine
    • Categories: Historic; Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9780781812122 Paperback (United States) 9/10/2008
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  • Stir the Pot: The Real History of Cajun Cuisine
    • Categories: Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9780781811200 Hardcover (United States) 9/30/2005
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  • True Blood Cookbook
    • ISBN: 9781452110868 10/1/2012
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  • Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic and Can You Make a Roux: The Sequel: A Cajun Family Cookbook
    • Categories: American
    • ISBN: 9780963163721 Paperback (United States) 12/1/1998
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  • Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux?: A Cajun/Creole Family Album Cookbook
    • Categories: Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9780963163707 Paperback
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  • Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux?: A Cajun/Creole Family Album Cookbook
    • Categories: Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9780925417558 Hardcover (United States) 1/2/2008
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  • Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux?: A Cajun/Creole Family Album Cookbook
    • Categories: Cajun & Creole
    • ISBN: 9780963163714 Plastic comb (United States) 12/1/1992
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  • Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make a Roux? Book 2: A Cajun/Creole Family Album Cookbook
    • ISBN: 9780925417596 Hardcover (United States) 5/12/2008
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Biography

MARCELLE BIENVENU is a cookbook author and food writer who has been preparing Cajun and Creole dishes since the 1960s.

A native of St. Martinville, Louisiana, in the heart of the Cajun country, she has written a weekly food column, “Creole Cooking,” for The Times Picayune of New Orleans since 1984. She’s worked as a researcher and consultant for Time-Life Books, contributing to a series of books titled Foods of the World. She’s been featured in Food & Wine, Southern Living, Redbook, The New York Times, Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile.

She is the author of three books: Who’s Your Mama, Are You Catholic and Can You Make a Roux? (Books 1 & 2) and Cajun Cooking for Beginners.

She co-authored several cookbooks with renowned chef Emeril Lagasse, including Louisiana: Real & Rustic, Emeril’s Creole Christmas, Emeril’s TV Dinners and Every Day’s A Party. She also co-authored Eula Mae’s Cajun Kitchen with Eula Mae Doré, a longtime cook for the McIlhenny family on Avery Island, and Stir the Pot: The History of Cajun Cuisine, with Carl A. Brasseaux and Ryan A. Brasseaux.

Ms. Bienvenu edited the 1987 edition of The Times Picayune’s Creole Cookbook, originally published in 1901 and re-issued to celebrate the newspaper’s 150th anniversary.

She owned and operated a restaurant, Chez Marcelle, near Lafayette, La., in the early 1980s, and has worked for several restaurants, including Commander’s Palace and K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen in New Orleans.

A graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana, she lives on Bayou Teche in St. Martinville, La., with her husband, Rock Lasserre.