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oh YUM!10/11/11| Kristen AllenI 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 authentic10/11/11| nicole henkeComing 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 Recipes10/11/11| Amy PetersenThis 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 youngI 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!10/11/11| Dawn JenkinsI 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 grapes10/11/11| carol landThe 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.