I just came back from noLA....what a wonderful experience full of lovely, genuine people! the food was full of heart, and clearly a great pride is taken in the culture concerning the preparation of meal. Thank you to all my friends who gave their suggestions so kindly and passionately (ScarlettNola, Ris Deveau, BillHunt, JazzyB, CajunGirl, nikinik, jreedtattooer, skirx, and debrouillard, to name a few.). i truly appreciate it. If you're ever in B-more, I owe you a cocktail and dinner...and no, i'm not kidding.
Now what i would love to know...how can i make this food at home? there are no cajun/creole restaurants to pop into here in honville, and i crave certain things. wanted to buy a cookbook, but i've heard there are certain ways to perfection. please give a shout-out!!! a recipe, or a cookbook i can purchase that is "authentic." I was wary of bourbon street stores, and the like...
would be awesome to hear your tips on gumbo, red beans and rice(is there such a recipe?), fried catfish, collards, macc chou, pecan pie, crawfish etoufee, fried chicken, jumbaylaya, and beignets.
I love your city. I can't wait to return. but until then, will never be able to live witout the aforementioned..