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Local organization collecting creole recipes for cookbook

As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts often turn to family traditions. Here in Louisiana food is uniquely embedded into many family customs.

today news 15’s rain augustine spoke with an organization who wants to memorialize your grandma’s favorite recipe.

Members of the African American Heritage Foundation want to preserve and pass down recipes that are intimately tied to local culture and tradition.

Member Gerald James says the Creole Cookbook will celebrate Louisiana heritage.

“The Creole heritage is compiled of African, Spanish, French and Europeans,” says James. “We want to give light to the contributions of this mixture of cultures from the African point of view.”

Community member Tasha White submitted her grandmother’s recipe of sugar popcorn.

“Popcorn was the simplest, most inexpensive thing to prepare for, and it was prepared with love,” says White.

If you would like to submit a recipe to the Creole Cookbook you can visit the African American Heritage Foundation;s Facebook page here.