The Evolution of Cajun Creole Cuisine

Author: John D. Folse
Publisher: Chef John Folse & Company
ISBN: 9780962515200
Format: PDF
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Mallard Duck Sausage. Bisque of Corn & Crab. Louisiana Seafood Gumbo. Cajun Stuffed Rack of Lamb. The best of traditional Cajun & Creole cuisine comes to life with an emphasis on the "new basics" in Louisiana Chef John D. Folse's newest cookbook THE EVOLUTION OF CAJUN & CREOLE CUISINE. Folse's new cookbook is the first of its kind to tell the 250-year old history of Cajun & Creole cuisine. "The rich heritage of Louisiana cuisine has never been told in a more complete form, with traditional recipes to carry the flavor of the Cajuns & Creoles into the 90s," Folse said. "I felt it was time to clear up the misconceptions about Louisiana cooking, & tell American consumers not only where we have been, but also where we are going." Folse provides the history behind each dish & method of preparation, adding depth to the inherent traditions of the Cajuns or Creoles who created them. More than 250 recipes for stocks & sauces, appetizers, soups, vegetables, poultry, meats, seafood, wild game, desserts & lagniappe ("something extra" in south Louisiana) are featured in the 352 page cookbook.

New Orleans Cookbook

Author: Rima Collin
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0394752759
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Accurate, step-by-step recipes for a multitude of authentic dishes and concoctions, from countryside and city, traditional and contemporary, well-known and exotic, from the main cuisines of New Orleans

Real Cajun

Author: Donald Link
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0770434207
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An untamed region teeming with snakes, alligators, and snapping turtles, with sausage and cracklins sold at every gas station, Cajun Country is a world unto itself. The heart of this area—the Acadiana region of Louisiana—is a tough land that funnels its spirit into the local cuisine. You can’t find more delicious, rustic, and satisfying country cooking than the dirty rice, spicy sausage, and fresh crawfish that this area is known for. It takes a homegrown guide to show us around the back roads of this particularly unique region, and in Real Cajun, James Beard Award–winning chef Donald Link shares his own rough-and-tumble stories of living, cooking, and eating in Cajun Country. Link takes us on an expedition to the swamps and smokehouses and the music festivals, funerals, and holiday celebrations, but, more important, reveals the fish fries, étouffées, and pots of Granny’s seafood gumbo that always accompany them. The food now famous at Link’s New Orleans–based restaurants, Cochon and Herbsaint, has roots in the family dishes and traditions that he shares in this book. You’ll find recipes for Seafood Gumbo, Smothered Pork Roast over Rice, Baked Oysters with Herbsaint Hollandaise, Louisiana Crawfish Boudin, quick and easy Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with Fig-Ginger Preserves, Bourbon-Soaked Bread Pudding with White and Dark Chocolate, and Blueberry Ice Cream made with fresh summer berries. Link throws in a few lagniappes to give you an idea of life in the bayou, such as strategies for a great trip to Jazz Fest, a what-not-to-do instructional on catching turtles, and all you ever (or never) wanted to know about boudin sausage. Colorful personal essays enrich every recipe and introduce his grandfather and friends as they fish, shrimp, hunt, and dance. From the backyards where crawfish boils reign as the greatest of outdoor events to the white tablecloths of Link’s famed restaurants, Real Cajun takes you on a rollicking and inspiring tour of this wild part of America and shares the soulful recipes that capture its irrepressible spirit.

After the Hunt

Author: John D. Folse
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780970445742
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"After the Hunt, Chef John D. Folse's eighth cookbook, explores man's hunting history from cave man through American colonization. Travel through time as ancient man learns to create tools, nets and traps for hunting then, cultivates a gluttonous taste for wild game delicacies and grand game banquets that continue for days. From China to Egypt from Greece to Rome, the hunt was a revered sport that prepared men for war. Visit game parks of the noblemen and review the hunting privileges that were reserved for the aristocracy alone. Through Medieval Europe to the Renaissance the hunt was immortalized in paintings, tapestries, china, furniture, symphonies and song. With every page the reader comes to understand that man's love affair with hunting is not just about the kill, but about the pursuit of an ancient, innate treasure" -- publisher website (December 2007).

New Orleans

Author: Elizabeth M. Williams
Publisher: AltaMira Press
ISBN: 0759121389
Format: PDF, Docs
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Beignets, Po’ Boys, gumbo, jambalaya, Antoine’s. New Orleans’ celebrated status derives in large measure from its incredibly rich food culture, based mainly on Creole and Cajun traditions. At last, this world-class destination has its own food biography. Elizabeth M. Williams, a New Orleans native and founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum there, takes readers through the history of the city, showing how the natural environment and people have shaped the cooking we all love. The narrative starts with the indigenous population, resources and environment, then reveals the contributions of the immigrant populations, major industries, marketing networks, and retail and major food industries and finally discusses famous restaurants and signature dishes. This must-have book will inform and delight food aficionados and fans of the Big Easy itself.

The Fresh Table

Author: Helana Brigman
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807150487
Format: PDF
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Louisiana's identity is inextricably tied to its famous foods; gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya, and touffe are among the delicious dishes that locals cherish and visitors remember. But Louisiana's traditional cuisine has undergone a recent revision, incorporating more local ingredients and focusing on healthier cooking styles. In The Fresh Table, locavore Helana Brigman shares over one hundred recipes that reflect these changes while taking advantage of the state's year-round growing season. Her book offers staples of Louisiana fare -- seafood, sausage, tomatoes, peppers, and plenty of spices -- pairing these elements with advice about stocking one's pantry, useful substitutions for ingredients, and online resources for out-of-state cooks. Brigman equips every kitchen from New Orleans to New York with information about how to serve Louisiana cuisine all year round. For each season The Fresh Table provides an irresistible selection of recipes like Petite Crab Cakes with Cajun Dipping Sauce, Rosemary Pumpkin Soup served in a baked pumpkin, Fig Prosciutto Salad with Goat Cheese and Spinach, Grilled Sausage with Blackened Summer Squash, Blueberry Balsamic Gelato, and Watermelon Juice with Basil. Brigman introduces each recipe with a personal story that adds the last ingredient required for any Louisiana dish -- a connection with and appreciation for one's community.

Cajun Cuisine

Author: Beau Bayou Publishing Company
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780935619003
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Why does the whole world come to Louisiana to eat? Cajun and Creole food--Louisiana's gift to the world. Featuring totally traditional and authentic recipes--the true Cajun food experience.

Acadiana Table

Author: George Graham
Publisher:
ISBN: 1558328637
Format: PDF
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Grab a seat at Acadiana Table and explore a cuisine and culture filled with flavor. In this 125-recipe, beautifully photographed regional cookbook, Louisiana native George Graham welcomes home cooks and food lovers to the world of Cajun and Creole cooking. The Acadiana region of southwest Louisiana, where this unique cuisine has its roots, is a journey into a fascinating culinary landscape. Filled with many of the standard dishes expected in a Louisiana cookbook, Acadiana Table also includes brand-new recipes, techniques, and an exploration into the culture, geography, and history of this distinctive area. Fans of Louisiana are sure to love this cookbook, even if they've been cooking Creole and Cajun for years. Book chapters include: - First You Make a Roux - Sunrise in Acadiana - Simmering Black Pots - A Little Lagniappe on the Side - Farm Fresh - The Cajun/Creole Coast - If it Flies, It Fries - Meats and the Mastery of the Boucherie - Sweet Surrender

Gumbo Tales Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

Author: Sara Roahen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393072061
Format: PDF, ePub
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“Makes you want to spend a week—immediately—in New Orleans.” —Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, Wall Street Journal A cocktail is more than a segue to dinner when it’s a Sazerac, an anise-laced drink of rye whiskey and bitters indigenous to New Orleans. For Wisconsin native Sara Roahen, a Sazerac is also a fine accompaniment to raw oysters, a looking glass into the cocktail culture of her own family—and one more way to gain a foothold in her beloved adopted city. Roahen’s stories of personal discovery introduce readers to New Orleans’ well-known signatures—gumbo, po-boys, red beans and rice—and its lesser-known gems: the pho of its Vietnamese immigrants, the braciolone of its Sicilians, and the ya-ka-mein of its street culture. By eating and cooking her way through a place as unique and unexpected as its infamous turducken, Roahen finds a home. And then Katrina. With humor, poignancy, and hope, she conjures up a city that reveled in its food traditions before the storm—and in many ways has been saved by them since.