Acadiana Table: Cajun and Creole Home Cooking from the Heart of Louisiana

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Harvard Common Press, Oct 5, 2016 - Cooking - 320 pages
Grab a seat at The Acadiana Table and explore a cuisine and culture filled with flavor. In this 125-recipe, beautifully photographed regional cookbook, Louisiana native George Graham welcomes home cooks and food lovers to the world of Cajun and Creole cooking. The Acadiana region of southwest Louisiana, where this unique cuisine has its roots, is a journey into a fascinating culinary landscape. Filled with many of the standard dishes expected in a Louisiana cookbook, Acadiana Table also includes brand-new recipes, techniques, and an exploration into the culture, geography, and history of this distinctive area. Fans of Louisiana are sure to love this cookbook, even if they've been cooking Creole and Cajun for years. Book chapters include: - First You Make a Roux - Sunrise in Acadiana - Simmering Black Pots - A Little Lagniappe on the Side - Farm Fresh - The Cajun/Creole Coast - If it Flies, It Fries - Meats and the Mastery of the Boucherie - Sweet Surrender
 

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Acadiana, the land mass otherwise known as South Louisiana, is a culinary wonderland, and Graham, a food writer and photographer, has spent his life there learning the proper simmering time for ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION WELCOME TO MY ACADIANA TABLE
6
CHAPTER ONE FIRST YOU MAKE A ROUX
10
CHAPTER TWO SUNRISE IN ACADIANA
18
CHAPTER THREE SIMMERING BLACK POTS
42
CHAPTER FOUR A LITTLE LAGNIAPPE ON THE SIDE
86
CHAPTER FIVE FARM FRESH
120
CHAPTER SIX THE CAJUNCREOLE COAST
160
CHAPTER SEVEN IF IT FLIES IT FRIES
200
CHAPTER EIGHT MEATS A ND THE MASTERY OF THE BOUCHERIE
240
CHAPTER NINE SWEET SURRENDER
276
CHAPTER TEN DRINKS A ND DRUNKS
298
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
312
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
313
SOURCES
314
INDEX
315
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About the author (2016)

George Graham has lived in South Louisiana for all his life. He has been an avid student, chronicler, and photographer of the region's culture and culinary traditions. Born into a restaurant family and a former restaurateur himself, he has written about Cajun and Creole cuisine for newspapers, magazines, and he has been a finalist on television's Food Network Challenge. In 2013 he launched the blog Acadiana Table: George Graham's Stories of Louisiana Cooking and Cajun/Creole Culture, which already has been a finalist for Best Food Blog: Regional Cuisine in Saveurmagazine's 2014 Best Food Blog Awards and also for Best Food Blog in the 2015 IACP Digital Media Awards--a remarkable record for such a young blog.

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