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Cooking Up a Storm

Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans

Edited by Marcelle Bienvenu,and Judy Walker

8 x 9-1/4 in; 400 pp;
Paperback
November 2008
ISBN 9780811865777
ISBN10 0811865770

SKU# 9780811865777

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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 r...
Cooking Up a Storm


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Cooking Up a Storm

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.

 

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8 x 9-1/4 in; 400 pp;
Paperback
November 2008
ISBN 9780811865777
ISBN10 0811865770
Marcelle Bienvenu writes the popular "Cooking Creole" column for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, and has collaborated with Chef Emeril Lagasse on several of his cookbooks. She lives in St. Martinville, Louisiana.

Judy Walker is the food editor of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. She is the author or co-author of five cookbooks on the food of the Southwest.

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oh YUM!

oh YUM!

10/11/11| Kristen Allen
I use this cookbook more than any other cookbook I have! I love Cajun food, and everything I've made from this book is delicious. The chicken and sausage gumbo is the best gumbo I've ever had, hands down. I was intrigued by the rosemary cookies, they are so dee-lish. I just tried the stuffed eggplant last night and it was, so delicious. I like how a lot of the recipes are written like your grandmother would write a recipe, like "cook until browned" instead of the exact minutes needed, makes you feel like it's really a family recipe.

It's authentic

It's authentic

10/11/11| nicole henke
Coming form the NO region I was glad to see this compliation of recipes. Mainly because it keeps me having to pull out multiple cookbooks- this one has become my go-to cookbook!

The recipes are authentic- they are just as how my family cooks and how others have taught me. Bring a little New Orleans to your life with this wonderful book!

Terrific Cookbook, Fantastic Recipes

Terrific Cookbook, Fantastic Recipes

10/11/11| Amy Petersen
This cookbook makes my kitchen smell like my Home, and for that, I'm incredibly grateful. Almost all the recipes are familiar classics, with a few unusual or new ones thrown in to round the collection out. There are some that I had never even thought of making, like Manuel's tamales, but what a treasure to have it, even if I never do make it!

It's a shame that the comment below is such sour grapes. The book was put together by the food columnists from Times-Picayune, which is the New Orleans newspaper, based solely on the recipes submitted by the citizens of New Orleans. Obviously this commenter did not read the book, or the description.

New Orleans Devastations?

New Orleans Devastations?

10/11/11| john young
I like the idea of redo's of LA recipes, but i hate that only N.O. only gets mentioned in all Katrina articles and the Ms Gulf Coastline that had homes BLOWN away to nothing but foundations left never gets mentioned at all, so visitors from other states are tired of LA crying poor us! I wouldn't purchase this because of this reason and I hope others read my review!

Love it!

Love it!

10/11/11| Dawn Jenkins
I love the concept that led to this book. Old recipes are like old friends, the best! The amazing community spirit that came together to accomplish this is what America is all about.

And John, maybe you should try a few of the recipes.....they might help with the bitternerness you are feeling.

Sour grapes

Sour grapes

10/11/11| carol land
The cookbook is excellent. The media is who created the firestorm about Katrina. Baton Rouge was left out with Gustav - once again mainstream media was at fault. No one in the country knew how devastated Baton Rouge was. But to get back to the topic of the cookbook - it is excellent and is the cookbook many of my friends will receive for their birthdays this year. There is even a recipe for tarte a la bouille in it.
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