New Orleans Kitchens: Recipes from the Big Easy Best Restaurants

New Orleans Kitchens: Recipes from the Big Easy Best Restaurants

by Stacey Meyer, Troy Gilbert
     
 

New Orleans’ distinctive cuisine derives from a world of influences—French, Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Cajun, and a hint of Cuban—but its local ingredients produce an easily recognizable Louisiana flavor. Featured chefs include Adolfo Garcia from RioMar and La Boca, Bob Iacaovone from Cuvee, Brian Landry from Galatoire’s

Overview

New Orleans’ distinctive cuisine derives from a world of influences—French, Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Cajun, and a hint of Cuban—but its local ingredients produce an easily recognizable Louisiana flavor. Featured chefs include Adolfo Garcia from RioMar and La Boca, Bob Iacaovone from Cuvee, Brian Landry from Galatoire’s Restaurant, Carmello Truillo from La Divina, Chuck Subra from La Côte Brasserie, Corbin Evans from Savvy Gourmet, Donald Link from Herbsaint and Cochon, Emanuelle Loubier from Dante’s Kitchen, Greg Picolo from The Bistro at The Maison de Ville, and Jack Leonardi from Jacque-Imo’s.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Though heartfelt, Meyer's culinary guide to the dishes and art of her hometown falls short. A recipe tester and developer for Emeril Lagasse, Meyer depends too heavily on her own recipes and, aside from a few admirable exceptions (like Galatoire's Oysters Rockefeller and Trout Meuniere Amandine), includes too few classic recipes from classic restaurants (perhaps most stunning is the inclusion of just one gumbo recipe). Still, gems do emerge, such as Meyer's Mini Crawfish Pies, Galatoire's Shrimp Remoulade, La Cote Brasserie's Louisiana Oysters and Tequila Lime Granita, and Café Degas's decadent signature crepes, filled with mushrooms, asparagus and brandy-flamed crabmeat. Other dishes are hit and miss; instructions for Smoked Duck Breast Pain Perdu with Fontina Cheese and Cane Syrup are all too brief, and dishes like Community Coffee-Cured Pork Chop with Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Cedar-Smoked Tomato Puree are probably best left to the professionals. The art selection (generally paired one-to-one with recipes) is as varied as the food; the result is a wildly uneven collection that doesn't fulfill its promise.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423610014
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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MARINATED KALAMATA OLIVES

Recipe courtesy of TomWolfe from Peristyle.

2 cups kalamata olives, pitted and drained

2 shallots, minced

1 teaspoon chopped thyme

2 teaspoons chopped basil

1 teaspoon chopped oregano

1 teaspoon chopped Italian parsley

1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

Juice of 2 lemons

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and marinate for at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with toothpicks.

Serves 6 to 8

Meet the Author

Stacey Meyer, a native of New Orleans, comes from a French-Italian family that loves to cook, entertain and talk about food. After attending The Culinary Institute of America, Stacey spent six years working in restaurants honing her cooking skills. She then decided to move in a different direction and began a job with The Food Network as a buyer. She then decided to go back to New Orleans, and currently works with Emeril Lagasse, developing and testing recipes for his shows on The Food Network.

Also a native of New Orleans, Troy Gilbert is a freelance journalist and fiction writer. His work has been published in many national and regional publications and ranges from investigative journalism to restaurant reviews. He was also one of only two individuals who chose to ride out Hurricane Katrina and blog about the ensuing chaos on a personal level, and was heavily referenced by the Main Stream Media. Today, Troy continues to write articles on the city's recovery and is actively finishing up his novel on Hurricane Katrina from his FEMA trailer outside of his home in the heavily damaged, although recovering, neighborhood of Lakeview.

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