“Celebration is the way of life here—the ubiquitous, near-daily expression of community pride, fellowship, and culture. We talk too much, laugh too loud and live too large. And, we eat.”
—Chris Rose, from the foreword
Who wants to wait for Jazz Fest to snack on crawfish bread? Got a yen for Sucré’s Mardi Gras King Cake? These fifty recipes from the city’s famous chefs are an all-access, anytime, anywhere ticket to New Orleans celebrations and festivals.
Holiday menus feature Turducken, seafood festivals highlight Eggplant Shrimp and Redfish on the Halfshell. Gumbo z’Herbs from Dooky Chase’s are a Holy Thursday tradition. Blue Crab Beignets from La Petite Grocery and Creole Onion Soup from Arnaud’s are key features of the year-round party. Chef Emeril Lagasse offers Italian Cookies—pair them with Mosca’s Chicken Grande. Carnival is served up with pots of fried chicken gumbo and jambalaya. Even the other-worldly spirits of New Orleans are toasted with Chef John Folse’s Death by Gumbo and the Upperline’s Garlic Soup.
This latest addition to the Classics Series is filled with stories, musings, and historical lagniappe from the food world’s greatest figures, and, better yet, it contains easy-to-follow instructions for the home cook. More than a cookbook, this volume offers a taste of the life and pulse of a year in the Crescent City for hosts and guests, cooks and foodies, natives and travelers. This is for anyone who loves to celebrate and can’t say no to great food.
About the Author
Kit Wohl is an author, photographer, and artist. She works with chefs, restaurants, and hotels across the country. New Orleans Classic Celebrations is her tenth book. Arnaud’s Restaurant Cookbook: New Orleans Legendary Creole Cuisine, published by Pelican in 2005, received national acclaim, and her P&J Oyster Cookbook was named Cookbook of the Year by New Orleans Magazine. Her previous books in the Classics Series include New Orleans Classic Cocktails, New Orleans Classic Brunches, New Orleans Classic Desserts, New Orleans Classic Appetizers, New Orleans Classic Seafood, and New Orleans Classic Gumbos & Soups. Wohl and Billy, her husband, live in the Big Easy.
NEW ORLEANS CLASSIC CELEBRATIONS
By Kit Wohl
Foreword by Chris Rose
COOKING / Holiday
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
COOKING / Entertainment
96 pp. 8 1/2 x 8 1/2
100 color photos Index