Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans

Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans


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Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans by Susan Spicer

One of New Orleans’s brightest culinary stars, Susan Spicer has been indulging Crescent City diners at her highly acclaimed restaurants, Bayona and Herbsaint, for years. Now, in her long-awaited cookbook, Spicer—an expert at knocking cuisine off its pedestal with a healthy dash of hot sauce, and at elevating comfort food to the level of the sublime—brings her signature dishes to the home cook’s table.

Crescent City Cooking
includes all the recipes that have made Susan Spicer, and her restaurants, famous. Spicer marries traditional Southern cooking with culinary influences from around the world, and the result is New Orleans cooking with gusto and flair. Each of her familiar yet unique recipes is easy to make and wonderfully memorable.

Inside you’ll find :
• More than 170 recipes, ranging from traditional New Orleans dishes (Cornmeal-Crusted Crayfish Pies and Cajun-Spiced Pecans) to Susan’s very own twists on down-home cuisine (Smoked Duck Hash in Puff Pastry with Apple Cider Sauce; Grilled Shrimp with Black Bean Cakes and Coriander Sauce) and, of course, a recipe for the best gumbo you’ve ever tasted

• Over 90 photographs by Times-Picayune photographer Chris Granger, which display the vibrant city of New Orleans as much as Spicer’s wonderfully offbeat yet classy way of presenting her dishes

• Instructions that make Spicer’s down-to-earth but extraordinarily creative recipes easy to prepare. Spicer, who cooks for two picky preteens and packs lunch every day for her husband, knows how precious time can be and understands just how much is enough

There is something else of New Orleans—its spirit—that imbues this book’s every useful tip and anecdote. The strong culinary traditions of New Orleans are revived in Crescent City Cooking, with recipes that are guaranteed to comfort and surprise. This is some of the best food you’ll ever taste, in what is certain to become the essential New Orleans cookbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400043897
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/23/2007
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 812,964
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Susan Spicer was born in Key West, Florida, and lived in Holland until the age of seven, when her family moved to New Orleans. She has lived there ever since, and is the owner of two restaurants, Bayona and Herbsaint. This is her first cookbook.

Paula Disbrowe was the former Cowgirl Chef at Hart & Hind Fitness Ranch in Rio Frio, Texas.  Prior to that, she spent ten years working as a food and travel writer.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, and Saveur, among other major publications.  

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Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
bojo More than 1 year ago
I purchased Susan Spicer's cookbook right after it came out and have given several as gifts. The Duck and Andouille Gumbo is the best I've ever eaten!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crescent City Cooking by Susan Spicer is an entertaining and helpful cookbook...One that I enjoyed very much! This woman is such a talent! Order order your copy today!