Creole food is the freewheeling legacy of a celebrated, storied city. The culinary practices of Spanish, French, Italian, German, African, and Caribbean cultures combined to become the multi-cultural Creole cuisine that we know today. It is an old and well-developed American regional-cooking style that proves flavor is truly a universal language. Rollicking stories and factoids link taste with tradition. Pull up a chair for a feast of Creole originals. Relish specialties such as Shrimp Creole, Sausage and Turkey Gumbo YaYa, and Pot au Feu. Sides include Cheese Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade, and Oyster Dressing. Sweet endings delight with classic Bananas Foster, Beignets, and Pralines. Take the lead from the chefs of Galatoire’s, Mr. B’s Bistro, Café Reconcile, Commander’s Palace, Upperline, and Café du Monde with these delicious recipes.
This gorgeous addition to the Classics Series is filled with stories, musings, and historical lagniappe from iconic figures in Louisiana’s food world. Feasts from famous Creole restaurants are now accessible to the home cook. More than merely an easy-to-follow cookbook, this volume offers a taste of the life and history of the world’s most vibrant city for hosts and guests, cooks and foodies, and natives and travelers.
About the Author
Kit Wohl is an author, photographer, and artist who works with chefs, restaurants, and hotels across the country. New Orleans Classic Creole Recipes is her eleventh book. Arnaud’s Restaurant Cookbook: New Orleans Legendary Creole Cuisine, published by Pelican in 2005, received national acclaim, and The P&J Oyster Cookbook was named Cookbook of the Year by New Orleans Magazine. Her previous books in the Classics Series include New Orleans Classic Celebrations, New Orleans Classic Cocktails, New Orleans Classic Brunches, New Orleans Classic Desserts, New Orleans Classic Appetizers, New Orleans Classic Seafood, and New Orleans Classic Gumbos and Soups. Wohl and Billy, her husband, live in the Big Easy.
About the Foreword Author
Chris Rose won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his contributions to the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Public Service Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Distinguished Commentary that same year.
NEW ORLEANS CLASSIC CREOLE RECIPES
By Kit Wohl
Foreword by Chris Rose
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Cajun & Creole
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
96 pp. 8 1/2 x 8 1/2
100 color photos Index