|Written By Recipe Coordinator|
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.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (October 29, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.9 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
I absolutely loved this cookbook! I had the good fortune to become very familiar with the New Orleans area during the 1990’s before Hurricane Katrina. Good food and good cooking are very important in New Orleans and the southern Bayou areas. Marcelle Bienvenu is a cooking legend in these parts. Judy Walker still writes about food and cooking for the Times-Picayune newspaper. They have teamed together to create a sort of memorial to recipes lost in the hurricane. The recipes are fantastic and the history behind the recipes is even more interesting. This is a must have book for any lover of New Orleans food and food culture!