My New Orleans: The Cookbook

Rating:
5/5,
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Price:
$24.87
By:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Author:
    John Besh
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.5976335
    EAN:
    9780740784132
    ISBN:
    0740784137
    Label:
    Andrews McMeel Publishing
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $45.00
    Manufacturer:
    Andrews McMeel Publishing
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    384
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2009-09-29
    Publisher:
    Andrews McMeel Publishing
    Studio:
    Andrews McMeel Publishing
    Title:
    My New Orleans: The Cookbook

Recent User Reviews

  1. tylerm713
    "Extraordinary Cookbook"
    5/5,
    Writing:
    5/5,
    Illustration:
    4/5,
    Usefullnes:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Pros - great recipes, wonderful stories
    Cons - difficult to find ingredients, no illustrations of steps
    There are many cookbooks that are merely a collection of recipes. And then there are cookbooks like Chef John Besh's My New Orleans. Artfully written and beautifully constructed, this cook contains stories, memories, and anecdotes that draws the reader in and really sets the mood for the fantastic recipes. 5 stars for writing.

    There are some beautiful illustrations of food, people, and places that make this a stunning book to read. The only drawback will be for those who want illustrations of techniques. You will not find any such illustrations here. Besh is simply trying to share the joy and comfort of the food he knows, not give you a crash course on techniques. 4 stars for illustrations.

    That being said, there are very few difficult techniques required to recreate Besh's recipes. A decent home cook with proper equipment should have no problems. Perhaps the most difficult technique, at least for those who have never tried, is making a proper dark roux. The recipes themselves are fantastic. Most of John Besh's recipes (and this is true of his food as well) draw heavily on fresh, local ingredients, such as coastal lamb and Ponchatoula strawberries. Some ingredients may be difficult to find in certain areas and at certain times of the year. Regardless, 4 1/2 stars for usefullness.

    In summary, My New Orleans is a journey to the heart of New Orleans cooking, and a statement for using fresh, local ingredients. Home cooks and chefs alike will enjoy Besh's delicious recipes. Highly recommended.

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