Synopses & Reviews
Da Cajn Critter cookbook, a 2008 USA Book News award winner, is a ""gumbo"" of Cajun, Creole, old family, friends, and personal recipes gathered from New Orleans, across the United States, and Italy. These are easy, simple recipes that use ingredients that can be found at any grocery store. It is a way of life for someone who wants to eat good food, be with real people, and make cooking simple and easy so you actually want to cook! Its about breaking the rules and making cooking fun again. Its your ticket to creating a great restaurant meal or party in the comfort of your own home.
I cannot say enough how wonderful this cookbook really is. The recipes are delicious, I loved cooking for with a family I have to create meals every day and this book was just what I needed.
I loved this cookbook. Great recipes and easy to use.
Life is celebrated in the kitchen. New Orleans native, Pamela D. Lyles knows firsthand that cooking creates bonds that last a lifetime. Da Cajn Critter: The Lifestyles, The Rules, and Makin’ Groceries unites culture and family with 185 simple recipes of rich heritage that create uniquely flavored dishes using everyday ingredients.
About the Author
Pamela Lyles has been cooking and creating in the kitchen since she was a little girl. Growing up in New Orleans, she observed the magic in her own familys kitchen and her grandmothers kitchen. For the past twenty-five years, she has worked in sales management and marketing for the cosmetic industry, which included working with Elizabeth Taylor as a member of the team that developed the marketing and sales plans for Taylors internationally distributed fragrances. Da Cajn Critter began as an idea for a cookbook that evolved into so much more. Reading it is like sitting down in a comfortable chair in the family den and becoming a member of the family. The Critter was born out of childhood memories, juggling family, career, traveling, and finding a way to enjoy her personal life.