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My New Orleans: The Cookbook

This is an amazing guide through the wonders of Cajun food. Gorgeous book that reads like a biography. I enjoyed the contemporary take on New Orleans food, cookobok included fresh and organic locally grown delights.

Trivia About My New Orleans: Other recipes that caught my fancy: Refresh and try again. They are all mixed together just as they would be for a meal. Kate rated ebsh really liked it Dec 05, John was born and raised in southern Louisiana and still lives there with his family. I enjoy red beans and rice. There are chapters for fish, crayfish, blue crabs, and oysters. The focus is on New Orleans cooking and ingredients.

What jumps out is the love Besh has for New Orleans and its people. So far, I love this cookbook. Nakia Barriere rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Stellar job by Chef John Besh! His passion for food and New Orleans is always simmering. But the heart of any cookbook is its recipes. The jambalaya was really good.


If you want to cook classic Louisiana johm, I would highly recommend you check out this book. I never really read or tried any of the recipies, I just looked at the pretty pictures and read the descriptions of New Orleans food culture great section about duck hunting preceeding duck recipes, etc In it, he writes about the history of the dishes, ingredients, and the importance of them to NOLA, regionality, and his own personal anecdotes. So far the family favorite is Crawfish Pie! There is also a great starter chapter with the basics – rice, coo,book, sauces.

And here is a recipe for shrimp, chicken, and Andouille jambalaya. Patricia rated it it was amazing Jun 15, The ex-marine’s passion for the Crescent City, its people, and its livelihood are main courses making him a leader of the city’s culinary recovery and resilience after the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. Stacy rated it really liked it Oct 04, Recipes contained within run the gamut from traditional to modern to reinvented to creative and surprising.

I have not tried any of his recipes yet.

A must have, not just a cookbook, but a history lesson and an autobiographical look into his belief in the food and culture of New Orleans. Next time I might try to roll out the dough, shake on some cinnamon sugar, and roll it up jellyroll-style so that there are swirls of cinnamon throughout the braids. His true passion for New Orleans comes through so clearly.

The narrative voice, which is both down home and sophisticated at the johnn time, draws me in, time and again.

From Mardi Gras, to the shrimp season, to the urban garden, to gumbo weather, boucherie the season of the pigand everything tasty in between, Jojn gives a sampling of New Orleans that will have us all craving for more.


Uses local bexh like scavanged wild chanterelle, hunters’ game. The measurements and cooking times are there as guidelines. Open Preview See a Problem? Checking out some fun recipes and remembering good times had in New Orleans. Alex C Koch rated it it was amazing Nov 27, The pictures are lush and the stories and genuine. An important addition to every cooks collection.

Then a brief discussion of how he makes roux different from how I do it and other building block ingredients, such as chicken stock, creole spices, aioli, and so on. Let the good times roll. And this cookbook has a number of recipes featuring this critter.

A stunningly beautiful cookbook that reads like a novel. May 21, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. The recipes are arranged so it is easy to make a menu plan. Want to Read saving….

My New Orleans: The Cookbook by John Besh

I especially liked the chapter “Feast Days,” in which Besh contemplates the relationship of faith and food, “All our holy days are rooted in one food tradition or another; sometimes we feast and sometimes we abstain. Recommend this book for people who love seafood. Lots of old photos and you really get a sense of the history of Norleans.

Here’s one that I am intrigued by: