Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana

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  • An untamed region teeming with snakes, alligators, and snapping turtles, with sausage and cracklins sold at every gas station, Cajun Country is a world unto itself. The heart of this area—the Acadiana region of Louisiana—is a tough land that funnels its spirit into the local cuisine. You can’t find more delicious, rustic, and satisfying country cooking than the dirty rice, spicy sausage, and fresh crawfish that this area is known for. It takes a homegrown guide to show us around the back roads of this particularly unique region, and in Real Cajun, James Beard Award–winning chef Donald Link shares his own rough-and-tumble stories of living, cooking, and eating in Cajun Country. Link takes us on an expedition to the swamps and smokehouses and the music festivals, funerals, and holiday celebrations, but, more important, reveals the fish fries, étouffées, and pots of Granny’s seafood gumbo that always accompany them. The food now famous at Link’s New Orleans–based restaurants, Cochon and Herbsaint, has roots in the family dishes and traditions that he shares in this book. You’ll find recipes for Seafood Gumbo, Smothered Pork Roast over Rice, Baked Oysters with Herbsaint Hollandaise, Louisiana Crawfish Boudin, quick and easy Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with Fig-Ginger Preserves, Bourbon-Soaked Bread Pudding with White and Dark Chocolate, and Blueberry Ice Cream made with fresh summer berries. Link throws in a few lagniappes to give you an idea of life in the bayou, such as strategies for a great trip to Jazz Fest, a what-not-to-do instructional on catching turtles, and all you ever (or never) wanted to know about boudin sausage. Colorful personal essays enrich every recipe and introduce his grandfather and friends as they fish, shrimp, hunt, and dance. From the backyards where crawfish boils reign as the greatest of outdoor events to the white tablecloths of Link’s famed restaurants, Real Cajun takes you on a rollicking and inspiring tour of this wild part of America and shares the soulful recipes that capture its irrepressible spirit.
  • Author:
    Paula Disbrowe
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.59763
    EAN:
    9780307395818
    ISBN:
    0307395812
    Label:
    Clarkson Potter
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $35.00
    Manufacturer:
    Clarkson Potter
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    256
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2009-04-21
    Publisher:
    Clarkson Potter
    Studio:
    Clarkson Potter
    Title:
    Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.
    Release Date:
    2009-04-21

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