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My New Orleans: The Cookbook Reviews


Extraordinary Cookbook


Pros: great recipes, wonderful stories

Cons: difficult to find ingredients, no illustrations of steps

There are many cookbooks that are merely a collection of recipes. And then there are cookbooks like Chef John Besh's My New Orleans. Artfully written and beautifully constructed, this cook contains stories, memories, and anecdotes that draws the reader in and really sets the mood for the fantastic recipes. 5 stars for writing.   There are some beautiful illustrations of food, people, and places that make this a stunning book to read. The only drawback will be for those who want illustrations of techniques. You will not find any such illustrations here. Besh is simply trying to share the joy and comfort of the food he knows, not give you a crash course on techniques. 4 stars for...
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