I have lived in New Orleans all my life and have used these recipes. I can say that they are authenic "Dooky Chase" cuisine. My family and I would dine there as often as we could and we were never disappointed, everything was always delicious. Using these recipes has brought back very fond memories. I lost my original copy in transit from New Orleans, so now that I am living in San Diego, Im ordering a brand new copy. "Thanks You very much, Leah. You and your wonderful cuisine will always be remembered".