Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes

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If you don’t yet have a cookbook of New Orleans cuisine, this is a perfect addition to your bookshelf, and if you already have one, this is still a good purchase. Besh Big Easy is an excellent regional cookbook of Louisiana cooking. The book is a beautifully designed trade paperback filled with beautiful professional-quality photo illustrations, both of foods, cooked dishes, and local city scenes. A brief explanation and author John Besh’ personal notes of the city photos are at the end of the book, a nice addition. Recipe layout is great, for none do you have to flip pages back and forth while following recipes. Besh’s cooking is more influenced by French instead of the Cajun cuisine, but you’ll find recipes of the Cajun style as well. They are not difficult recipes, and most ingredients you’ll find anywhere with the exception of local foods (e.g. American shrimp). All the common Louisiana dishes are represented: grits, corn pudding, dirty rice, gumbo as well is somewhat more exotic items. Each recipe is accompanied by a few paragraphs labeled Easy Apps as sidebars. These are more like recipe head notes. Index is good, nicely cross-referenced. Here is a good cookbook to have.

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Author John Besh
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 211 pages
Publish Date 2015-Sep-29
ISBN 9781449469177
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Issue December 2015
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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