doowahditty, March 31, 2011 (view all comments by doowahditty)
New Orleans is my hometown*, as much a part of me as my heartbeat, and Hurricane Katrina broke that heart. "Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans" helped to heal me. I found recipes, of course, lost to me since childhood. Every time I use one of these fabulous recipes, the aromas of New Orleans fill my home, head, and heart. If you would like to experience the tastes, aroma, and spirit of New Orleans in your own home, I highly recommend this cookbook!
*I moved to Portland a month before Katrina struck.
Carol Land, August 26, 2009 (view all comments by Carol Land)
Everyone needs to own this book. The stories alone are worth the price. I have given several copies as gifts. Recipes are to die for - try the tarte a la bouille.
After the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, "The Times-Picayune" of New Orleans became a post-hurricane swapping place for old recipes that were washed away in the storm. This compilation features 250 of these delicious authentic recipes along with the stories about how they came to be.
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