Besh Big Easy

Author: John Besh
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449471385
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Cooking

In this, his fourth big cookbook, the award-winning chef John Besh takes another deep dive into the charm and authenticity of creole cooking inspired by his hometown, New Orleans. Besh Big Easy: 101 Home-Cooked New Orleans Recipes, is a fresh and delightful new look at his signature food. Besh Big Easy will feature all new recipes and easy dishes, published in a refreshing new flexibound format and accessible to cooks everywhere. Much has changed since Besh wrote his bestselling My New Orleans in 2009. His restaurant empire has grown from two to twelve acclaimed eateries, from the highly praised Restaurant August to the just opened farm-to-table taqueria, Johnny Sanchez. John's television career has blossomed as well. He’s become known to millions as host of two national public television cooking shows based on his books and of Hungry Investors on Spike TV. Besh Big Easy is dedicated to accessibility in home cooking and Orleans cuisine. "There's no reason a good jambalaya needs two dozen ingredients," John says. In this book, jambalaya has less than ten, but sacrifices nothing in the way of flavor and even offers exciting yet simple substitutions. With 101 original, personal recipes such as Mr. Sam’s Stuffed Crabs, Duck Camp Shrimp & Grits, and Silver Queen Corn Pudding, Besh Big Easy is chock-full of the vivid personality and Louisiana flavor that has made John Besh such a popular American culinary icon. Happy eating!

Besh Big Easy

Author: John Besh
Publisher:
ISBN: 0606369864
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Cooking

For use in schools and libraries only. In Besh Big Easy: 101 Home-Cooked New Orleans Recipes, award-winning chef John Besh makes his favorite hometown cooking accessible to a wide audience of cooks and readers. In this, his fourth book, the award-winning chef John Besh takes another deep dive into the charm and authenticity of the cuisine of his hometown, New Orleans. Besh Big Easy: 101 Home-Cooked New Orleans Recipes, is a fresh and delightful new look at his signature food. Besh Big Easy will feature all new recipes, published in a refreshing new flexibound format and accessible to cooks everywhere. Much has changed since Besh wrote his bestselling My New Orleans in 2009. His restaurant empire has grown from two to nine acclaimed eateries, from the highly praised Restaurant August to the just opened farm-to-table taqueria, Johnny Sanchez. John's television career has blossomed as well. He's become known to millions as host of two national public television cooking shows based on his books and of Hungry Investors on Spike TV. Besh Big Easy is dedicated to accessibility. "There's no reason a good jambalaya needs two dozen ingredients," John says. In this book, jambalaya has less than ten, but sacrifices nothing in the way of flavor. With 101 original, personal recipes such as Mr. Sam's Stuffed Crabs, Duck Camp Shrimp & Grits, and Silver Queen Corn Pudding, Besh Big Easy is chock-full of the vivid personality that has made John Besh such a popular Americanculinary icon.

My New Orleans

Author: John Besh
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740784132
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Cooking

A Southern chef offers an introduction to the cooking of New Orleans, with over two hundred recipes, descriptions of traditional ingredients, as well as a discussion of the social customs of the city and his own family history.

My Family Table

Author: John Besh
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449418779
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Cooking

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012: USA Winner, Best Easy Recipes Book 2012 IACP Award Winner in the Children, Youth and Family category 2012 James Beard Award Nominee "Of the recently published books by gourmet chefs on home cooking (e.g., Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Home Cooking with Jean-Georges and Rick Tramonto's Steak with Friends), James Beard Award-winning Louisiana chef John Besh's latest is easily the most beautiful. This stunning volume is filled with intimate photographs of the Besh family in the kitchen, at the table, and outdoors with friends. Recipes like Risotto of Almost Anything and Whole Roasted Sole with Brown Butter reinforce Besh's Jamie Oliver-like argument that practical home cooking does not require reliance on processed products. Includes some excellent holiday recipes. Highly recommended." --Library Journal Renowned chef and James Beard award-winner John Besh invites us into his home and shows us how we can put good, fresh, healthy food on the table for our families every day. In My Family Table, the Iron Chef champion makes a case for the importance of home-cooked meals. "If I can help make a difference by cooking simply and sharing what I love to cook, I can possibly help us all use our passions and skills to make our lives better at almost every meal." From organizing your kitchen and stocking your pantry to demystifying fish cookery, John Besh shares his favorite recipes he cooks with his family every day. Master recipes Risotto of Almost Anything and Creamy Any Vegetable Soup show you how to make the food without worrying about having the right ingredients or mastering complicated techniques. Filled with mouthwatering photographs of each recipe as well as showing John in his kitchen with his wife and four sons, My Family Table captures the spontaneity, intimacy, and fun of home-cooking and will inspire the nation back to the family table.

Cooking from the Heart

Author: John Besh
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449430562
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Cooking

James Beard Award-winning chef John Besh shares the lessons he learned from his mentors through 140 accessible recipes and cooking lessons. Featuring lush photography, inspiring personal stories, and a rich expanse of culinary knowledge, Cooking from the Heart is the next best thing to having an apprenticeship with Chef Besh. Cooking from the Heart, Chef John Besh’s third cookbook, revisits the locations, lessons, and mentors that shaped his culinary journey. From Germany’s Black Forest to the mountains of Provence, each chapter highlights heartfelt memories and delicious recipes—the framework for his love of food. The all-new, easy-to-follow recipes, complete with regional substitution suggestions, make creating upscale farm-to-table dishes accessible for any at-home chef. The rich production values and personal narrative make this cookbook an equally engaging read.

Kevin Belton s Big Flavors of New Orleans

Author: Kevin Belton
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423641582
Release Date: 2016-05-23
Genre: Cooking

Chef Kevin Belton, a true Creole New Orleanian, dishes up the culinary history of his city with recipes that provide both down-home comfort and the big flavors he is famous for. He teaches how to make a perfect roux and explains the background of that holiest trinity of Creole cooking–celery, onion, and bell pepper–while offering his spin on the Louisiana classics of gumbo, jambalaya, étouffée, po’boys, and grillades with grits. Chef Belton’s signature dishes like Pecan-Crusted Redfish, Stuffed Mirlitons, Louisiana Boudin-Stuffed Quail, Creole Cottage Pie, and Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce are not to be missed and are well worth the time in the kitchen!

Crescent City Cooking

Author: Susan Spicer
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307518279
Release Date: 2009-06-03
Genre: Cooking

One of New Orleans’s brightest culinary stars, Susan Spicer has been indulging Crescent City diners at her highly acclaimed restaurants, Bayona and Herbsaint, for years. Now, in her long-awaited cookbook, Spicer—an expert at knocking cuisine off its pedestal with a healthy dash of hot sauce, and at elevating comfort food to the level of the sublime—brings her signature dishes to the home cook’s table. Crescent City Cooking includes all the recipes that have made Susan Spicer, and her restaurants, famous. Spicer marries traditional Southern cooking with culinary influences from around the world, and the result is New Orleans cooking with gusto and flair. Each of her familiar yet unique recipes is easy to make and wonderfully memorable. Inside you’ll find : • More than 170 recipes, ranging from traditional New Orleans dishes (Cornmeal-Crusted Crayfish Pies and Cajun-Spiced Pecans) to Susan’s very own twists on down-home cuisine (Smoked Duck Hash in Puff Pastry with Apple Cider Sauce; Grilled Shrimp with Black Bean Cakes and Coriander Sauce) and, of course, a recipe for the best gumbo you’ve ever tasted • Over 90 photographs by Times-Picayune photographer Chris Granger, which display the vibrant city of New Orleans as much as Spicer’s wonderfully offbeat yet classy way of presenting her dishes • Instructions that make Spicer’s down-to-earth but extraordinarily creative recipes easy to prepare. Spicer, who cooks for two picky preteens and packs lunch every day for her husband, knows how precious time can be and understands just how much is enough There is something else of New Orleans—its spirit—that imbues this book’s every useful tip and anecdote. The strong culinary traditions of New Orleans are revived in Crescent City Cooking, with recipes that are guaranteed to comfort and surprise. This is some of the best food you’ll ever taste, in what is certain to become the essential New Orleans cookbook. From the Hardcover edition.

The Tabasco Cookbook

Author: Paul McIlhenny
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780770435400
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Cooking

"Tabasco sauce is an indispensable ingredient, and always on my kitchen counter. I am a loyal Fan." Pierre Franey The world would be a much blander place without that familiar little red bottle with the white diamond label. Ever since Edmund McIlhenny introduced his soon-to-be-famous pepper sauce in 1868, raw oysters and Bloody Marys have depended on that definitive dash to make them complete. Now, Paul McIlhenny unbottles the authoritative cookbook on this very special sauce. It's no surprise that a generous amount of Tabasco sauce adds heat and bite to foods, but The Tabasco Cookbook reveals that a judicious amount will add "roundness" to flavors in a multitude of ways. Tempting recipes range from contemporary offerings such as Potato, Artichoke, and Leek Soup, Devil's Chicken, and Lemon Sesame Asparagus to a host of Tabasco Classics -- regional favorites such as Eula Mae's Cajun Seafood Gumbo, Grillades for Brunch, Shrimp Creole, and Dirty Rice. Each recipe is rated from (gives flavors a lift) to (not for the meek) according to its piquancy level, and simple tips on using Tabasco sauce to heighten the flavor of everything from popcorn to polenta are sprinkled throughout the pages. The Tabasco Cookbook is filled with vignettes describing the venerable history of the pepper sauce and the family-run company behind it, as well as bits of trivia and lore revealing elusive facts, such as what a "petit baton rouge" is (page 130). With more than thirty-five duotone photographs from the McIlhenny archives, The Tabasco Cookbook brings to life the history behind one of America's most classic ingredients. So don't just reach for the Tabasco sauce when you're thinking "hot": Tabasco sauce is the perfect solution whenever flavors need a lift.

Chef Paul Prudhomme s Louisiana Kitchen

Author: Paul Prudhomme
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062039422
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Genre: Cooking

Here for the first time the famous food of Louisiana is presented in a cookbook written by a great creative chef who is himself world-famous. The extraordinary Cajun and Creole cooking of South Louisiana has roots going back over two hundred years, and today it is the one really vital, growing regional cuisine in America. No one is more responsible than Paul Prudhomme for preserving and expanding the Louisiana tradition, which he inherited from his own Cajun background. Chef Prudhomme's incredibly good food has brought people from all over America and the world to his restaurant, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, in New Orleans. To set down his recipes for home cooks, however, he did not work in the restaurant. In a small test kitchen, equipped with a home-size stove and utensils normal for a home kitchen, he retested every recipe two and three times to get exactly the results he wanted. Logical though this is, it was an unprecedented way for a chef to write a cookbook. But Paul Prudhomme started cooking in his mother's kitchen when he was a youngster. To him, the difference between home and restaurant procedures is obvious and had to be taken into account. So here, in explicit detail, are recipes for the great traditional dishes—gumbos and jambalayas, Shrimp Creole, Turtle Soup, Cajun "Popcorn," Crawfish Etouffee, Pecan Pie, and dozens more—each refined by the skill and genius of Chef Prudhomme so that they are at once authentic and modern in their methods. Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen is also full of surprises, for he is unique in the way he has enlarged the repertoire of Cajun and Creole food, creating new dishes and variations within the old traditions. Seafood Stuffed Zucchini with Seafood Cream Sauce, Panted Chicken and Fettucini, Veal and Oyster Crepes, Artichoke Prudhomme—these and many others are newly conceived recipes, but they could have been created only by a Louisiana cook. The most famous of Paul Prudhomme's original recipes is Blackened Redfish, a daringly simple dish of fiery Cajun flavor that is often singled out by food writers as an example of the best of new American regional cooking. For Louisianians and for cooks everywhere in the country, this is the most exciting cookbook to be published in many years. Some text and images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.

Tom Fitzmorris s New Orleans Food Revised Edition

Author: Tom Fitzmorris
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613127964
Release Date: 2014-10-31
Genre: Cooking

Tom Fitzmorris is uniquely qualified to write about the food of New Orleans. Born in the Crescent City on Mardi Gras, he has been eating, celebrating, and writing about the food in his favorite town for more than thirty years. Just after Hurricane Katrina, Fitzmorris put the finishing touches on his collection of recipes for the best of New Orleans food, gathered and developed during his tenure as the Big Easy’s resident foodie. Now, three years after the release of New Orleans Food, Fitzmorris revisits his magnum opus to coincide with the publication of his memoir, Hungry Town. This expanded edition features 25 delicious new recipes steeped in the town’s Creole and Cajun traditions yet updated to reflect contemporary tastes and ingredients. Whether you’re nostalgic for the taste of New Orleans or simply love good food, New Orleans Food should find a place on your cookbook shelf.

New Orleans Cuisine

Author: Susan Tucker
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604736458
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Cooking

With contributions from Karen Leathem, Patricia Kennedy Livingston, Michael Mizell-Nelson, Cynthia LeJeune Nobles, Sharon Stallworth Nossiter, Sara Roahen, and Susan Tucker New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their HistoriesNew Orleans Cuisine shows how ingredients, ethnicities, cooks, chefs, and consumers all converged over time to make the city a culinary capital.

Cooking Up a Storm

Author: Marcelle Bienvenu
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811865770
Release Date: 2008-10-29
Genre: Cooking

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, thousands of people lost their keepsakes and family treasures forever. As residents started to rebuild their lives, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans became a post-hurricane swapping place for old recipes that were washed away in the storm. The newspaper has compiled 250 of these delicious, authentic recipes along with the stories about how they came to be and who created them. Cooking Up a Storm includes the very best of classic and contemporary New Orleans cuisine, from seafood and meat to desserts and cocktails. But it also tells the story, recipe by recipe, of one of the great food cities in the world, and the determination of its citizens to preserve and safeguard their culinary legacy.

Southern Heat

Author: Anthony Lamas
Publisher:
ISBN: 1627109153
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Cooking

Southern cooking has been called the best food in the country, with its melting pot of ingredients, methods and seasonings. While each region of the South has its own unique flavor, modern Southern cooking has one thing in common: attitude. So-called "new Southern" has taken the culinary world by storm, mixing the standards of traditional Southern with current ingredients and flavors that embody world cuisines. At his Seviche restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, Anthony Lamas marries his Latin roots with the best ingredients of the South, creating innovative Southern dishes with plenty of personality. Here you'll find Nuevo Latino Shrimp and Grits, Apple and Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding, Indiana Sweet Corn and Country Ham Chowder, and Macadamia Crusted Striped Bass with Red Chile Bluegrass Soy Butter. Anthony's food reflects his life's experiences, from his Latin heritage to the street vendors of Los Angeles, life on a farm as a young boy, culinary training in southern California, and the cuisine of the South after he moved to Kentucky. Anthony calls his style of cooking modern Southern that reflects the flavors of his life. In this first cookbook, Southern Heat, Anthony's pride in being part of the largest American regional food movement is evident. His appreciation for his heritage, mentors and local farmers, his dedication to using sustainable ingredients, and his passion for layering flavors to achieve the perfect balance between brightness, citrus, acidity, heat and spice is conveyed through stories and tips as well as through stunning photography that sets the foundation for the more than 125 inspired recipes.

Commander s Kitchen

Author: Ti Adelaide Martin
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0767902904
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Cooking

A collection of more than 150 recipes that reflect the culinary traditions of New Orleans offers step-by-step instructions for creating such treats as seafood gumbo with okra, boiled crabs, venison stew, and quail with crawfish stuffing.