Neal Bertrand


Neal Bertrand was born and reared in Opelousas, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun Country.

He has had experience as a farmer, gardener, cattle rancher, carpet cleaner, flooring installer, vertical blind technician, Postal worker, mail clerk for city government, owner of a printing business, a former husband, father and Mr. Mom to three beautiful children, now grown.

He has over a decade of experience as an employee of a publishing company, helping his employer publish 40 magazine issues and 16 books, several of them being cookbooks.

He is the founder and owner of Cypress Cove Publishing in Lafayette, Louisiana. His publications are Rice Cooker Meals: Fast Home Cooking for Busy People, Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites and the bi-lingual (English & French) Cajun Country Fun Coloring and Activity Book, which he published for a local artist.

He has also published a collection of authentic Cajun art prints – beautiful South Louisiana landscapes, all painted by his father, Curtis. All of his books, art prints, rice cookers and other products can be seen and ordered from his websites, or

Neal has a large collection of old photos which he put in an online photo album for the world to see, including World War II photos his father took while overseas. The photo albums can be seen at

Where to buy in print


Cookbooks by Cypress Cove Publishing
Ever wanted quick easy recipes to cook. Ever wanted those meals/recipes that your grandmother or great-grandmother cooked for those family gatherings. Check out these cookbooks.


Slow Cooker Meals: Easy Home Cooking for Busy People
Series: Cookbooks by Cypress Cove Publishing. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 18,210. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
Loaded with easy meals anyone can fix. Has Cajun meals such as jambalayas, pastalayas, sauce piquantes, étouffées, a large variety of soups, stews, gumbos. It has poultry and meat dishes such as roasts, ribs and Cajun Pepper Steak. It has classics like chili and meat loaf. Also includes 17 desserts such as cobblers, puddings, fudge, chocolate peanut clusters and chocolate cake. 127 recipes.
All the Scriptures You Need to Know About the Last Days: A Study Guide of End Time Scriptures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,810. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2009 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - Religion, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
(5.00 from 1 review)
Worried about 2012, the end of the world? Or the Rapture, Second Coming of Christ, end-times, last days, Antichrist, Abomination of Desolation? Has a harmony of three Gospel accounts of Jesus discourse concerning the end time. This Bible study is in topical arrangement for orderly, enjoyable study. If you desire to learn for yourself what God says about this subject, this study guide is for you.
Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites
Series: Cookbooks by Cypress Cove Publishing. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 26,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites, with links to 33 food photos, is a collection of 140 classic recipes from the best home cooks of south Louisiana's Cajun Country. These popular recipes were contributed by down-home folks who are tremendous cooks in their own right, who learned how to cook these dishes passed down for generations. These mouth-watering dishes are written in clear easy steps.
Rice Cooker Meals: Fast Home Cooking for Busy People
Series: Cookbooks by Cypress Cove Publishing. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2009 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Gourmet, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
(5.00 from 1 review)
Here's a fast, easy way to cook delicious, inexpensive, gourmet meals, most in just 30 minutes or less. Has 60 meals including jambalayas, seafood dishes, pastas, casseroles, soups, chili, potatoes, cabbage, sweet potatoes and much more! The Secret: one-pot cooking in a RICE COOKER with less mess to clean up! Amazing time-saving alternative to conventional cooking, right there on your counter.

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