Once hailed as one of America’s greatest restaurants, Brennan’s in New Orleans was known worldwide as a home of fine cuisine. “Breakfast at Brennan’s” was a longstanding tradition on par with “dinner at Antoine’s,” and the restaurant was famed for its culinary inventions. Recreate the elegance at home with this classic collection of the Brennan family’s distinctive Creole recipes, first issued in 1961.
Author and columnist Hermann B. Deutsch recounts the fascinating rise of the Brennan clan, telling how a family of poor Irish immigrants rose to become the premier restaurateurs in New Orleans. Numerous illustrations document the history of the family and their iconic restaurant. The more than 150 recipes in the book include such time-honored Brennan’s favorites as Bananas Foster, Trout Amandine, Pompano en Papillote, and Eggs Benedict. With more than 155,000 copies in print, Brennan’s New Orleans Cookbook: With the Story of the Fabulous New Orleans Restaurant is a classic compendium of the tastes and stories of a culinary legacy.
About the Author
Hermann B. Deutsch (1889-1970) was a New Orleans journalist and author born in the town of Brüx, Austria-Hungary, now called Most, Czech Republic. He wrote for the New Orleans States-Item for more than four decades and for publications such as the Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Collier’s Weekly, and the Literary Digest. Deutsch’s books include Pelican’s The Incredible Yanqui: The Career of Lee Christmas. He frequently wrote about Louisiana, with a focus on New Orleans and its cuisine.
About the Editor and Illustrator
Deirdra Stanforth (1924-2013) began her career as a commercial artist and illustrator. The daughter of Tess Crager, owner of the fabled Basement Bookshop in New Orleans, is was perhaps inevitable that Stanforth would turn to writing as well. A graduate of Newcomb College, she published several books, including Romantic New Orleans, also with Pelican.
BRENNAN’S NEW ORLEANS COOKBOOK
With the Story of the Fabulous New Orleans Restaurant
By Hermann B. Deutsch
Edited and Illustrated by Deidra Stanforth
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Cajun & Creole
256 pp. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
8 b/w photos 16 b/w illus. Index
20th ptg. 155,000 in print
ISBN: 9781455620197 pb