John Besh’s new cookbook “Besh Big Easy” (video) Chef John Besh cooks up a pot of Court-Bouillion in the kitchen at Luke, premiering his. John Besh is a chef and native son dedicated to the culinary riches of southern Louisiana. In his twelve restaurants, event space, entrepreneurial pursuits, and. November By: Colin Kearns, Field and Stream. If you’re like me, you enjoy cooking from cookbooks (I’m useless in the kitchen without.

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It’s 16 chapters of culture, history, essay and insight, and pure goodness. Stellar job by Chef John Besh! An amazing chef, and an equally thoughtful book. Lots of old photos and you really get a sense of the history of Norleans.

This is an interesting approach and it doesn’t really bother me, but if you want to just see the desserts, it will take a little more effort. Recommend this book for people who love seafood. The ex-marine’s passion for the Crescent City, its people, coo,book its livelihood are main courses making him a leader of the city’s culinary recovery and resilience after the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.

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There were many recipes that I probably would never make, but there were just as many that charmed and intrigued me: Excellent–lots of the recipes that you can have at August and Luke–the shrimp and grits are devine!


Made me want to jump on a plane and eat my way through Louisiana.

My New Orleans: The Cookbook by John Besh

To ask other readers questions about My New Orleansplease sign up. August, his downtown flagship. The author begins by saying Page 1: Once ingredients are assembled and prepared, the actual cooking process is pretty straightforward, beginning with a roux and proceeding therefrom.

I also like how he writes his recipes. It’s the perfect blend of contemporary French techniques with indigenous Southern Louisiana products and know-how. Besh tells us the story of his New Orleans by the season and by the dish.

John shows us his New Orleans. I knew that this was going to be a cookbook I actually cooked from Cook beshh 10 minutes or so. Refresh and try again.

There are tons of wonderful seafood recipes and New Cooknook classics i. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! And the book provides a recipe. Also, Besh’s recipe had me sift the cinnamon and nutmeg into the flour. I cheated on the Besh batch because I pulled the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Feb 19, Charlie Upham rated it really liked it.

Also, beesh are some new takes on dishes such as Jaegerschnitzel. At the beginning of each chapter is a lengthy for a cookbook narrative from the author.

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My New Orleans: The Cookbook

Jul 29, Catherine Woodman added it. Trivia About My New Orleans: Apr 15, Lucy rated cookbokk liked it Recommends it for: Nov 18, Sarah Eiseman rated it liked it. The jambalaya was really good. This would a good book to own and to read randomly, or closely cookbkok with purpose. Let the good times roll. La Provence, a rustic French restaurant and mini-farm just north of New Orleans. Yet, it is a new take, with plenty of creativity proving it take more than a hurricane to wipe out these roots.

My favorite chapter was the Mardi Gras chapter. It’s a standout addition to any kitchen. This is an amazing guide through the wonders of Cajun food. Checking out some fun recipes and remembering good times had in New Orleans. The overall size of this book is large.

Kate rated it really liked it Dec 05, It was many books wrapped into one big book – somewhat autobiographical, historical with great vintage photosregional, and of course culinary. Mar 30, Roger Sherman rated it it was amazing.