ISBN: 882891987; Author: Ormond, Suzanne; Publisher: Pelican Publishing; Format: Spiral;
New Orleanians have elevated the pleasures of cooking and consuming to a highly skilled, sophisticated art form. In this volume, the authors have assembled what they consider the 119 recipes most representative of New Orleans home cuisine. The authors have drawn extensively from the three primary cultures -- English, French, and Spanish -- that have contributed most to refining the city's culinary specialties, in many cases unlocking nineteenth-century cooking secrets discovered in old handwritten notes. The carefully compiled recipes are explained in detail, include metric measures, and may be prepared perfectly, even by the beginning cook. Balanced categories make the volume simple but complete, so that everyone, from gourmet chef to neophyte cook, may enjoy the pleasures of a wide range of food many regard the best in the world.