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Whether you are a native New Orleanian, a newcomer, or a visitor to the Crescent City, satisfy your craving for “la bouche Creole” (the Creole taste) in your own kitchen with the help of well-known Creole chef Leon Soniat, Jr. Hardcover.
Chicken and Hot Sausage Filé Gumbo, Sauce Piquante, and Sausage, Ham, and Chicken Jambalaya have been dietary staples in New Orleans homes for generations. In La Bouche Creole II, the recipes listed above, as well as many others not included in the first book, are gathered for the first time. Hardcover.
Cajun cooking is a melting pot of flavors. From gumbo simmered all afternoon on the stove to Jambalaya aux Ecrive (Crawfish Jambalaya) to sweet pralines for dessert, the recipes of La Cuisine Cajun reflect the creative Cajun tradition.
Mrs. Simms Fun Cooking Guide is written for the economical cook and the relaxed hostess. Many of these tempting recipes can be prepared ahead of time and chilled until time to pop them in the oven or carry them to the dining table. Whether you are cooking for two or a crowd, Myrtle Landry Simms makes cooking New Orleans Creole and Louisiana Cajun country dishes—as well as traditional menus—easy, fun, and best of all, delicious! In French. Hardcover.
A bestseller since it was first published in 1983, this guide to Louisiana cuisine features the best of the state’s distinctive and rich culinary traditions. Author/chef Jude W. Theriot, CCP, offers more than six hundred recipes representing a comprehensive picture of the culinary arts and cuisines of Louisiana.
The first Creole cookbook ever written, Lafcadio Hearn’s Creole Cook Book is an intriguing look into the customs and habits of the Creole home of the 1870s and 80s. Hardcover.
Traditional Wheaten Bannocks and unusual Sair Heidies both can be found in A Little Book of Scottish Baking. For those unfamiliar with the rich baking traditions of Scotland, Wheaten Bannocks were once a daily staple of the national diet before white flour became widely available. Sair Heidies, or “Sore Heads,” reflect the Scottish sense of humor. The straight-sided cakes are wrapped in paper “bandages” and have domed, crusted heads with lump sugar on top, representing “aspirin.”
Direct from the kitchen of this acclaimed radio personality, columnist, food consultant, and cooking teacher, Live! From Marilyn’s Kitchen is a sparkling collection of diverse and exciting recipes served up in a conversational style rich in culinary insight and stovetop wisdom. Hardcover.
These kitchen-tested recipes, reflecting the savory dishes for which the Deep South is noted, will have strong appeal for the sophisticated cook and the beginner as well. Collected and refined during the author’s long career as a Louisiana State University home demonstration agent, these more than 700 recipes will provide the basis for countless hours of cooking and dining pleasure.
Glamorous and glitzy, historic and classy, fast and flavorful, Los Angeles has it all. This collection of fifty favorite dessert recipes from the city’s most iconic restaurants past and present showcases all the sweetness and sparkle that makes the L.A. restaurant scene one of the finest in the world. Now home chefs and world-class gourmands alike can enjoy the Tres Leches Cake from Ciudad, Frozen Key Lime Soufflé from Xiomara, Red Velvet Cake Pudding from Water Grille, and dozens more.
From the roast beef poor boys at Acy’s Pool Hall, to enchiladas with fresh ranchero sauce at Castillo’s, and pancakes of many varieties at Bucky Forty-Nine, this volume takes a bite out of New Orleans’ legendary dining scene. Authors Peggy Scott Laborde and Tom Fitzmorris reminisce about some of the best former eateries from around the city. They even include forty of their favorite recipes. Food critic Fitzmorris rates each restaurant on a five-star scale.
The city of New Orleans has produced some of the finest chefs in the world. The only American city to boast its own distinct cuisine, it has spread the Creole word through the hands of master chefs—and Louis Evans was one of the best. Executive Chef of the Caribbean Room at the famous Pontchartrain Hotel for 18 years, and former Chef at the popular Kabby’s restaurant at the New Orleans Hilton, Evans served what some believe to have been the best Creole dishes in New Orleans for over 20 years. His years of expertise have been drawn upon here to present Evans’ own collection of recipes—no secrets withheld or details left out. Hardcover.
The city of New Orleans has produced some of the finest chefs in the world. The only American city to boast its own distinct cuisine, it has spread the Creole flavor through the hands of master chefs—and Louis Evans was one of the best. Executive chef of the Caribbean Room at the famous Pontchartrain Hotel for eighteen years and chef at the popular Kabby’s restaurant at the New Orleans Hilton, Evans served what some believe to have been the best Creole dishes in New Orleans for over twenty years. His years of expertise have been drawn upon here to present Evans’ own collection of recipes—no secret withheld or detail left out. Paperback.
A native New Orleanian, Poppy Tooker is passionate about food and the people who make it. She hosts the popular weekly radio show Louisiana Eats! From which this book originates. From the transcripts of fifteen one-on-one interviews featuring specialists of iconic Louisiana foods, Tooker introduces the reader to the stories behind the everyday foods that make culinary history. Each intriguing essay features recipes that showcase these culinary treasures and a photo of the personalities behind the engaging anecdotes.
The final addition to the Louisiana Seafood Bible Series, this more-than-just-a-cookbook picks up where The Louisiana Seafood Bible: Fish Volume 1 left off. From Almond and Macadamia Crusted Fish to Vietnamese Claypot Catfish, there is a seemingly endless supply of delicious fish preparations that are certain to become family favorites. The most unique feature of this book is its glossary, which contains both photographs and a listing of the best cooking methods for one hundred-plus Louisiana fish species.
In a state whose life’s blood is seafood, coauthors Jerald and Glenda Horst take the guesswork out of where your dinner comes from. The third volume in the Louisiana Seafood Bible Series, this guide gives an insider’s view of crabbers, the lifecycle of crabs, and all the secrets to making distinctive Southern seafood dishes.
A complete guide to all things crawfish waits inside this second volume of The Louisiana Seafood Bible. Retired fisheries expert Jerald Horst and his wife, Glenda, team up again to provide delectable recipes, in-depth essays, and information about the evolution of the crawfish industry.
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