Classic Eateries of Cajun Country

Author: Dixie Poche
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625853459
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Cajun Country establishments offer a delectable variety of table fare for tourists and residents alike. The region's first restaurants, cafés and bakeries emerged in the 1880s. Stores like T-Jim's and Teet's Food supplied locals with boudin. Café Vermilionville served patrons crawfish beignets. And faithful Bellina's Grocery shoppers looked forward to placing ham orders for red beans and rice on Mondays. Join author Dixie Poché as she shares the stories and recipes behind French Louisiana's pioneering eateries and those still making culinary history today.

Louisiana Sweets

Author: Dixie Poché
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439662177
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Louisiana is famous for its culinary delights, and the state’s rich medley of treats and confections proves its sweet tooth. Creative bakers improvised traditional recipes during days of rationing to create gateau de sirop (syrup cake) and bread pudding. Early customers of Lea’s Lunchroom’s pies in central Louisiana included outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, who dropped by while they were on the run. During the 1950s, singers Hank Williams Sr. and Elvis Presley hung out at Shreveport’s Southern Maid Donuts after performing at the popular Louisiana Hayride country music broadcast. Author Dixie Poché dives into the recipes and history behind such beloved regional specialties as Mardi Gras king cake, flaming Bananas Foster, Cajun Country’s pain perdu and many more.

Louisiana Sweets King Cakes Bread Pudding and Sweet Dough Pie

Author: Dixie Poché
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 146713726X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Louisiana is famous for its culinary delights, and the state's rich medley of treats and confections proves its sweet tooth. Creative bakers improvised traditional recipes during days of rationing to create gateau de sirop (syrup cake) and bread pudding. Early customers of Lea's Lunchroom's pies in central Louisiana included outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, who dropped by while they were on the run. During the 1950s, singers Hank Williams Sr. and Elvis Presley hung out at Shreveport's Southern Maid Donuts after performing at the popular Louisiana Hayride country music broadcast. Author Dixie Poche dives into the recipes and history behind such beloved regional specialties as Mardi Gras king cake, flaming Bananas Foster, Cajun Country's pain perdu and many more."--Publisher's description.

Seat Yourself

Author: Alex V. Cook
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807162558
Format: PDF, Docs
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Louisiana can be a complicated place, but the state’s good food and friendly people provide reliable pleasures. Pairing these two indisputable facts, author Alex V. Cook takes readers to the many unsung diners, quirky low-fuss restaurants, and family-run establishments that serve up the very best of true Louisiana cuisine. From a gas station with the best boudin links to a Vietnamese bakery with mouthwatering bánh mì, lesser-known culinary gems stitched across southeast Louisiana offer tasty local fare in a down-to-earth atmosphere. Setting off from the state capital of Baton Rouge and winding through the back roads of Cajun country, then turning southward to the Gulf, and finally veering onto side streets in New Orleans, Cook profiles more than thirty must-visit eateries with wit and an eye for the authentic. Along the way, a culinary landscape emerges that is markedly genuine, surprisingly diverse, and deliciously free from affectation. With indispensable venue information, personal recommendations, and entertaining anecdotes, Seat Yourself: The Best of South Louisiana's Local Diners, Lunch Houses, and Roadside Stops is a vivid, humorous, and sharply written hat tip to those Louisiana constants: amazing food and great people.

Real Cajun

Author: Donald Link
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0770434207
Format: PDF, ePub
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An untamed region teeming with snakes, alligators, and snapping turtles, with sausage and cracklins sold at every gas station, Cajun Country is a world unto itself. The heart of this area—the Acadiana region of Louisiana—is a tough land that funnels its spirit into the local cuisine. You can’t find more delicious, rustic, and satisfying country cooking than the dirty rice, spicy sausage, and fresh crawfish that this area is known for. It takes a homegrown guide to show us around the back roads of this particularly unique region, and in Real Cajun, James Beard Award–winning chef Donald Link shares his own rough-and-tumble stories of living, cooking, and eating in Cajun Country. Link takes us on an expedition to the swamps and smokehouses and the music festivals, funerals, and holiday celebrations, but, more important, reveals the fish fries, étouffées, and pots of Granny’s seafood gumbo that always accompany them. The food now famous at Link’s New Orleans–based restaurants, Cochon and Herbsaint, has roots in the family dishes and traditions that he shares in this book. You’ll find recipes for Seafood Gumbo, Smothered Pork Roast over Rice, Baked Oysters with Herbsaint Hollandaise, Louisiana Crawfish Boudin, quick and easy Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with Fig-Ginger Preserves, Bourbon-Soaked Bread Pudding with White and Dark Chocolate, and Blueberry Ice Cream made with fresh summer berries. Link throws in a few lagniappes to give you an idea of life in the bayou, such as strategies for a great trip to Jazz Fest, a what-not-to-do instructional on catching turtles, and all you ever (or never) wanted to know about boudin sausage. Colorful personal essays enrich every recipe and introduce his grandfather and friends as they fish, shrimp, hunt, and dance. From the backyards where crawfish boils reign as the greatest of outdoor events to the white tablecloths of Link’s famed restaurants, Real Cajun takes you on a rollicking and inspiring tour of this wild part of America and shares the soulful recipes that capture its irrepressible spirit.

Lost Restaurants of Houston

Author: Paul Galvani
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439664617
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With more than fourteen thousand eating establishments covering seventy different ethnic cuisines, Houston is a foodie town. But even in a place where eating out is a way of life and restaurants come and go, there were some iconic spots that earned a special place in the hearts and stomachs of locals. Maxim's taught overnight millionaires how to handle meals that came with three forks. The Trader Vic's at the Shamrock offered dedicated homebodies a chance for the exotic, and Sonny Look's Sirloin Inn maintained the reputation of a city of steakhouses. From Alfred's Delicatessen to Youngblood's Fried Chicken, Paul and Christiane Galvani celebrate the stories and recipes of Houston's fondly remembered tastemakers.

America s Best Food Cities

Author: The Washington Post
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1682305414
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Where are the best meals in the United States? For Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post’s food critic, the answer is more than a test. It’s a quest—one that can end in your own kitchen. Follow Tom as he dines, drinks and browses at 271 restaurants, bars and shops while reporting for his project “America’s Best Food Cities." Along the way, he measures how each city stacks up in terms of creativity, community, tradition, ingredients, shopping, variety and service. Sietsema offers a guidebook to his top recommendations, garnished with short descriptions of the eateries he visited, the best things he ordered in each city, and even some signature recipes from notable restaurants along his path, so that you too can make the best dishes without buying a plane ticket. Along the way he dishes out surprises (New York? Choose carefully) and tips (book a trip to Portland immediately) to satisfy the palate of every culinary adventurer. This is the ultimate guide to eating well in America’s top 10 food cities, whether you are a resident of one of them or planning a visit. Bon appetit!

It s All American Food

Author: David Rosengarten
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316068918
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This volume features the best recipes for more than 400 new American classics.

North Dakota Beer

Author: Alicia Underlee Nelson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439661634
Format: PDF
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Before North Dakota obtained statehood and entered the Union as a dry state, the region’s commercial beer industry thrived. A lengthy era of temperance forced locals to find clever ways to get a beer, such as crossing the Montana and Minnesota borders for a pint, smuggling beer over the rails and brewing at home. After Prohibition, the state’s farmers became national leaders in malting barley production, serving the biggest brewers in the world. However, local breweries struggled until 1995, when the first wave of brewpubs arrived on the scene. A craft brewing renaissance this century led to an explosion of more than a dozen craft breweries and brewpubs in less than a decade. Alicia Underlee Nelson recounts North Dakota’s journey from a dry state to a booming craft beer hub.

Louisiana Crawfish

Author: Sam Irwin
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9781626192362
Format: PDF, Docs
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The hunt for red crawfish is the thing, the raison dâ??être, of Acadianspring. Introduced to Louisiana by the swamp dwellers of the Atchafalaya Basin,the crawfish is a regional favorite that has spurred a $210 million industry.Whole families work at the same fisheries, and annual crawfish festivalsdominate the social calendar. More importantly, no matter the occasion, folkstake their boils seriously: theyâ??ll endure line cutters, heat and humidity,mosquitoes and high gas prices to procure crawfish for their familiesâ?? annualbackyard boils or their corporate picnics. Join author Sam Irwin as he tellsthe storyâ??complete with recipes and tall talesâ??of Louisianaâ??s favoritecrustacean: the crawfish.