“The best thing about the cuisine of New Orleans is that it is alive. And because it is alive, it is always changing. . . . And the exciting consequence of our willingness to change is that our cuisine remains fresh and reflective of our present. Our food always was and it remains, fun, funky, and fabulous, not to mention delicious, inventive, and unique. . . . [This] book would make a handy guide to local neighborhoods and where to eat in each of them, besides being a great cookbook full of recipes that can actually be made in the home kitchen.”
—From the introduction by Liz Williams, executive director and
a founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum
Filled with folksy art and creative recipes from affordable restaurants captured in tantalizing photographs—with tidbits of history thrown in as lagniappe—author Jyl Benson serves up just the right taste of this fascinating and ever-evolving city. Included are neighborhood favorites such as MoPho, Purtoo, Toup’s Meatery, Lola, Bhava, and Juan’s Flying Burrito: A Creole Taqueria.
About the Author
Jyl Benson began her editorial career with the New Orleans Times-Picayune and served as a regional reporter for both the New York Times and Time magazine. A native New Orleanian and passionate home cook since childhood, she serves as curator of community affairs for the Southern Food and Beverage Institute, as food and dining editor for Avenue magazine, and as a roving reporter for the radio show Louisiana Eats!
About the Photographer
Originally from London, resident New Orleans photographer Sam Hanna began his career in Detroit. He specializes in culinary styling and photography from his studio, Hanna Foto.
About the Illustrator
Simon Hardeveld, simply known as “Simon of New Orleans,” is a folk artist originally from France. He is best known for his colorful signs found all over the city, and the works created for this book are based on his iconic style. He and his wife live in the Irish Channel of New Orleans.
FUN, FUNKY, AND FABULOUS
New Orleans’ Casual Restaurant Recipes
By Jyl Benson
Photography by Sam Hanna
Illustrations by Simon of New Orleans
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
128 pp. 10 x 8 1/2
50 color photos Index
Restaurant Cookbooks Series
ISBN: 9781455620609 pb