I am a graduating tulane student and have parents that love new orleans cuisine. They have even made trips downn here just for the food and not to see me...but they wont admit it. jk. anyways, they will most likely not be coming down as much after my graduation but i would love to find a cookbook that has recipes (not so much of your typical blackened whatever or fried this or standard gumbo) of more i guess fancy or fun/funky new orleans cuisine...more so your brigtsens, uperline, NOLA, GW Fins type foods. Also, my mom is alergic to shellfish so as long as its not too packed with shellfish, i think it would be a perfect gift. Thanks for the suggestions.