Junior League of New Orleans

JLNO Cookbooks

Everyone knows the most informative, most collectible and most used cookbooks are put together by Junior Leagues, and the New Orleans books are among the best in the country. JLNO cookbooks have become a standard in most local kitchens, automatically falling open to grease-stained, dog-eared pages with favorite recipes prepared again and again and shared from generation to generation.

The Junior League of New Orleans offers three award winning cookbooks. They make wonderful gifts for friends as well as superb Corporate Gifts. Each of the cookbooks offer tantalizing recipes that satisfy all appetites. The Junior League of New Orleans makes it easy and convenient to purchase books on-line. We can ship your books directly to you or send them on to a friend.

To order a cookbook, visit our online shop, contact us at 504-891-5845, or come by our Headquarters at 4319 Carondelet St. Monday through Friday from 8am to 5 pm.

Crescent City Moons, Dishes and Spoons for the Growing Chef 

With dishes for all ages, Crescent City Moons, Dishes and Spoons for the Growing Chef is a guide for delicious, healthy meals to be prepared and enjoyed by children and parents alike.  This delightful collection of recipes is every growing chef's must-have kitchen staple.  It includes dishes for all age groups, as well as international recipes, recipes addressing specific dietary needs, and dishes from popular New Orleans chefs.  It also offers nutritional profiles for a majority of recipes, keeping health-conscious chefs informed.  Best yet, all of the included dishes were tested and approved by children!

Crescent City Moons, Dishes and Spoons for the Growing Chef is no longer in print. Thank you for your support JLNO's cookbooks.

Crescent City Collection

This cookbook combines New Orleans' love of good food with its respect for rich architecture. Recipes for sumptuous selections are interspersed with fabulous photographs of some of New Orleans' grandest old residences, making Crescent City Collection a feast for the eyes as well as the palette. Winner of the Tabasco Community Cookbook Award in 2000, this volume is a beautiful reflection of the Crescent City and the region's changing tastes.


With more than 180,000 copies sold, this popular book is now in its 12th printing. This collection of Cajun and Creole favorites is enhanced with vignettes highlighting distinctive New Orleans food customs such as Reveillon dinners and king cakes. No kitchen is complete without this treasure trove of New Orleans cuisine. Just add family and friends and let the good times roll!

Jambalaya is no longer in print.  Thank you for your support JLNO's cookbooks.


Originally published in 1972, this book of over 300 authentic recipes showcases New Orleans and Southern Louisiana cuisine.  It brings together two traditions - Louisiana food and plantations. We've included history on 29 extravagant plantations, and each description includes an evocative line drawing by M. Dell Weller and directions on how to find each one.  Then, we've included instructions so that you can create for your family the delicious meals that were once served there.  This is the food that has given Louisiana hospitality such a rich flavor.  To purchase a copy of Plantation, visit Garden District Book Shop or order online at their website.