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My New Orleans

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Chef John Besh tells the enduring story of preserving the region's rituals and livelihood through raising food well, cooking it with joy, and being mindful of the fragility that swirls around the city many Americans love most. It offers a unique culinary history of the city and its cooking while Chef Besh celebrates the advice that ensures success for the home cook. His recipes preserve New Orleans' traditions and ingredients: Seafood gumbo, Crawfish étouffée, Jambalaya, Crab bisque, Beignets, Watermelon pickles, Fried oysters, Red beans and rice — these New Orleans classics are joined by some of Chef Besh's more contemporary dishes in over 200 recipes.
"John Besh is one of the best American chefs of his generation. His extensive knowledge of true Louisiana dishes and traditions adds tremendous credibility to his writing." —Paul Prudhomme, chef and owner of K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen Magic Seasoning Blends
"This book is an act of soul. Maestro Besh lives the life he cooks; he doesn't just tell us how to prepare Louisiana favorites, he teaches us what these dishes mean, with an emphasis on how hospitality can enrich civilization." —Wynton Marsalis, musician
"John will take you into the heartland of the South, rich with traditions, stories, and of course, its amazing cuisine!" —Daniel Boulud, chef, restaurateur, and author
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Café Reconcile, a New Orleans-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing at-risk youth an opportunity to learn life and interpersonal skills, and operational training for successful entry into the hospitality and restaurant industries.
Hardcover, 384 pp