Louisiana Real and Rustic

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Harper Collins, Sep 5, 1996 - Cooking - 368 pages
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"Nowhere else have I found the passion for flavor that encompasses the lives of Louisianians, day in and day out," writes Emeril Lagasse. In Louisiana Real & Rustic, the prize winning New Orleans chef, cookbook author, and television cooking personality presents the great dishes of his adopted state in 150 down-home recipes--authentic versions of some of Americas favorite regional dishes, gathered from generations of Louisiana cooks. Fricassees, itouffies and grillades, meat pies and oyster fries, red beans and rice, and jambalayas and gumbos in endless, mouthwatering variety--each recipe is spiced with the unabashed joy of cooking and eating that makes every Louisiana meal a feast.

On a delicious tour of back roads and bayous, from country cabins in Acadia to the refined town houses of Creole aristocracy, Emeril, accompanied by co-author Marcelle Bienvenu, finds that Louisiana is more than a geographical state--it's a culinary state of grace.

Louisiana's colorful history has made it an extraordinary culinary crossroads, where the cooking customs of France, Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean meld into a unique New World Cuisine. In charming tales and tempting recipes, Emeril traces the roots of Creole and Acadian (or "Cajun") dishes, and honors the pioneer cooks who blended traditional tastes and techniques with the region's native ingredients. He shows how gumbos can use French roux, African okra, or fili from the indigenous Indians and he features Chicken and Oyster, Duck and Wild Mushroom, Shrimp and Okra, and Rabbit, or even collards, kale, mustard, and turnips. Emeril's explorations reveal that the spirit of culinary improvisation still thrives today.

"Nowhere else have I found the passion for flavor that encompasses the lives of Louisianians, day in and day out," writes Emeril Lagasse. In Louisiana Real & Rustic, the prize winning New Orleans chef, cookbook author, and television cooking personality presents the great dishes of his adopted state in 150 down-home recipes--authentic versions of some of Americas favorite regional dishes, gathered from generations of Louisiana cooks. Fricassees, itouffies and grillades, meat pies and oyster fries, red beans and rice, and jambalayas and gumbos in endless, mouthwatering variety--each recipe is spiced with the unabashed joy of cooking and eating that makes every Louisiana meal a feast.

On a delicious tour of back roads and bayous, from country cabins in Acadia to the refined town houses of Creole aristocracy, Emeril, accompanied by co-author Marcelle Bienvenu, finds that Louisiana is more than a geographical state--it's a culinary state of grace.

Louisiana's colorful history has made it an extraordinary culinary crossroads, where the cooking customs of France, Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean meld into a unique New World Cuisine. In charming tales and tempting recipes, Emeril traces the roots of Creole and Acadian (or "Cajun") dishes, and honors the pioneer cooks who blended traditional tastes and techniques with the region's native ingredients. He shows how gumbos can use French roux, African okra, or fili from the indigenous Indians and he features Chicken and Oyster, Duck and Wild Mushroom, Shrimp and Okra, and Rabbit, or even collards, kale, mustard, and turnips. Emeril's explorations reveal that the spirit of culinary improvisation still thrives today.

 

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Emeril is a wonderful cook book writer just what I wanted. LOOKED QUITE AWHILE. Until I knew which book I wanted and would give me the best recipes. Read full review

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Lagasse is the chef/owner of two well-known restaurants in New Orleans, Emeril's and Nola's (as well as another Emeril's in Las Vegas) and the host of a very popular show on the TV Food Network. His ... Read full review

Contents

The GardeManner
2
Sauces
24
Soups Stews and Gumbos
38
Fish
114
Sunday Roast Chicken Ducks with Fig Glaze Paneed Quail and More
128
Natchitoches Meat Pies Pork Boulettes Grillades and More
160
Andouille Sausage Tasso Boudin Country Pate and More
196
Rice Beans and Grains
216
Crab Salad Fried Okra Salad Green Onion Dressing and More
262
Cakes and Pies
298
Marcelles Bread Pudding Caramel Cup Custard
316
Pralines Pigs Ears Dirty Martinis and More
326
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Emeril Lagasse is a chef, restaurateur, and author of fifteen bestselling cookbooks including his most recent book, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh, and Emeril’s New New Orleans Cooking, which introduced his creative take on Creole cuisine. He is the proprietor of twelve award-winning restaurants across the country. He is the host of The Originals with Emeril and his popular series Emeril Live, both appearing on the Cooking Channel. His latest program, Emeril’s Table, airs exclusively on the Hallmark Channel. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts and promote nutrition and healthy eating. www.Emerils.com

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