Shrimp Italian, Crabmeat Contessa, Stuffed Artichokes—in New Orleans, Italian cooking means a unique combination of spices, sauces, and flavors. Compiled by the Italian-American Society of Jefferson Auxiliary, The New Orleans Italian Cookbook
includes recipes for traditional favorites such as Ravioli, Pizza, and Eggplant Parmesan, as well as special creations by some of New Orleans’ best cooks.
The blending of two cultures, Creole and Italian, has produced culinary delights that rank with the finest of New Orleans’ world-renowned cuisine. The recipe for spicy Shrimp Mosca has been included in this cookbook, as has the original recipe for the Creole-Italian Muffuletta, first created at Central Grocery in New Orleans. There are also instructions on how to prepare Aunt Jennie’s Italian Red Beans-easy to make and guaranteed to be delicious.
Try them all, but don’t forget to save room for such delectable desserts as Cassata, Fig Cookies, and Almond Biscotti!