My New Orleans: The Cookbook - John Besh

The ideal cookbook? It has beautiful presentation, with a clear layout and lovely pictures. It’s by a fine chef or well known cookbook writer. It takes you to a place and gives you a feel for the people and the food of that place. John Besh, Food and Wine’s Best New Chefs a decade ago and winner of the James Beard award three years ago, is executive chef of several New Orleans restaurants, and his first book is a welcome treat. My New Orleans (Andrews McMeel, $45) contains 200 recipes, from Crawfish Etouffé to Beignets—the city’s signature dishes—along with Grilled Oysters, Spicy Garlic Butter, and Bourbon Pecan Pie. Is your mouth watering yet? As much as this book is about food, it’s also about a place that’s an amalgam of many cultures. From shrimping to crab season, from duck hunting to picking blackberries, this beautiful book takes us on an excursion into one of our great cities and great food cultures.

My New Orleans: The Cookbook (John Besh #1) By John Besh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780740784132
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 29th, 2009