Thursday, January 21, 2016

Besh Big Easy by John Besh

Besh Big Easy
by John Besh [641.504 Bes]

I’ve been a fan of Cajun and Creole styles of cooking — those most often associated with New Orleans and Louisiana in general — for many, many years. I’ve also enjoyed seeing John Besh when he’s shown up on a variety of different cooking shows on The Food Network — he makes cooking seem very simple and straightforward. This cookbook is gorgeously illustrated, with photos of every single recipe’s end result, as well as numerous images that symbolize the color and flavor of New Orleans. Also providing for some extra “flavor” in this volume, Bush includes a lot of little “asides” scattered throughout the recipes, reminiscing about historical notes associated with individual recipes, or remembering significant residents of “Nawlins” who shared their recipes or influenced his cooking in some way. A delightful read, and mouth-watering photos. If you like spicy southern cooking, don’t miss this one!.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try My New Orleans: The Cookbook, also by Besh. Or the cookbooks of Emeril Lagasse and Justin Wilson] [ official Chef John Besh web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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