Cooking Up a Storm: New Orleans Recipes for Recovery

Cooking Up a Storm: New Orleans Recipes for Recovery


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Cooking Up a Storm: New Orleans Recipes for Recovery by Marcelle Bienvenu

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, thousands of people lost their keepsakes and family treasures forever. As residents started to rebuild their lives, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans became a post-hurricane swapping place for old recipes that were washed away in the storm. The newspaper has compiled 250 of these delicious, authentic recipes along with the stories about how they came to be and who created them. Cooking Up a Storm includes the very best of classic and contemporary New Orleans cuisine, from seafood and meat to desserts and cocktails. But it also tells the story, recipe by recipe, of one of the great food cities in the world, and the determination of its citizens to preserve and safeguard their culinary legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811865777
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 10/29/2008
Edition description: Original
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marcelle Bienvenu writes the popular "Cooking Creole" column for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, and has collaborated with Chef Emeril Lagasse on several of his cookbooks. She lives in St. Martinville, Louisiana.

Judy Walker is the food editor of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. She is the author or co-author of five cookbooks on the food of the Southwest.

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Cooking Up a Storm 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
JerCyrl More than 1 year ago
"Cooking Up A Storm" is a remarkble tribute to New Orleans, a great city with great food, and, most important to the cooks who gave it character and gutsy flavor. The recipes are exceptional because they are derived from requests from those who lost their treasured recipes after Hurricane Katrina. This book won't replace the actual clipped and hand-written recipes treasured and passed down by generations of New Orleans home cooks, restaurateurs and bakers, but they help to carry on a remarkable gastronomic tradition. Each recipe is accompanied by its background and how and why it was selected for incusion in the book. Toques off to Marcelle Bienenu and Judy Walker and to the New Orleans Times Picayune for letting the good times and good food keep on rolling along!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this cookbook. I'm originally from Louisiana and found many of the favorite dishes I grew up with, along with some wonderful new dishes. All of the recipes I have tried have been wonderful. My daughter is getting married soon and already has a copy as well as several other family members and coworkers. Reading this cookbook reminds me of how special the people of Louisiana are and how food plays such a vital role in our culture.
bruz99 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book recently for my wife and she loves it. Now she can throw away all her recipe clippings from the T-P since they are all in one book now. Excellent for anyone who lost their recipes in Katrina and didn't know how they would ever replace them.
Qwilter More than 1 year ago
Thank you for this book. It is pretty and yummy. A great addition to my cookbook collection. I have a few TP clipped recopes which I will still hold on to but the book is more fun.
MobileALreader More than 1 year ago
Have yet to try a recipe I haven't liked! One of my "go to" cookbooks! I highly recommend this book.
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This cookbook gives me good home cooking recipes from my younger years!!