Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes
In Besh Big Easy: 101 Home-Cooked New Orleans Recipes, award-winning chef John Besh makes his favorite hometown cooking accessible to a wide audience of cooks and readers.
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In this, his fourth book, the award-winning chef John Besh takes another deep dive into the charm and authenticity of the cuisine of his hometown, New Orleans.
Besh Big Easy: 101 Home-Cooked New Orleans Recipes, is a fresh and delightful new look at his signature food. Besh Big Easy will feature all new recipes, published in a refreshing new flexibound format and accessible to cooks everywhere. Much has changed since Besh wrote his bestselling My New Orleans in 2009. His restaurant empire has grown from two to nine acclaimed eateries, from the highly praised Restaurant August to the just opened farm-to-table taqueria, Johnny Sanchez. John's television career has blossomed as well. He’s become known to millions as host of two national public television cooking shows based on his books and of Hungry Investors on Spike TV. Besh Big Easy is dedicated to accessibility. "There's no reason a good jambalaya needs two dozen ingredients," John says. In this book, jambalaya has less than ten, but sacrifices nothing in the way of flavor. With 101 original, personal recipes such as Mr. Sam’s Stuffed Crabs, Duck Camp Shrimp & Grits, and Silver Queen Corn Pudding, Besh Big Easy is chock-full of the vivid personality that has made John Besh such a popular American culinary icon.
"In his new cookbook, (Besh) trades the meticulous technique of a professional kitchen for a more streamlined approach to food, the kind his mother and grandmother used to cook."
(Southern Living) "The restaurant- and travel-oriented books might bring all the dazzle, but home cooking is the heart and soul of cookbook season. This season’s lineup is dominated by a passel of professionals who invite readers into their homes: chefs like John Besh.” (Eater National) "Besh wrote this book less as a James Beard Award-winning chef with a dozen restaurants to his name and more as a busy dad eager to serve his family the kind of delicious, soulful food he was raised on (think hearty, one-pot dishes like Chicken and Sausage Gumbo).” (Tasting Table) "John Besh's cookbooks are, generally speaking, great—fun to read, dependable to cook from. In his latest,Besh Big Easy, he strips his signature New Orleans-style food down to its roots. Or, as he puts it, 'There's no reason a good jambalaya needs two dozen ingredients.’" (Epicurious) "Dedicated to accessibility, James Beard Award–winning chef John Besh really is trying to make New Orleans classics like gumbo and po’boys easy for the home cook. Jambalayas are made with less than ten ingredients but still produce classic Nola flavor. With 101 recipes at hand, there’s no reason to not bring the French Quarter home with you." (Food Republic) "This book will be welcomed by the novice cook, the person just dipping their toes into the flavors of Louisiana, and anyone else who enjoys a good home-cooked meal." (Louisiana Kitchen & Culture) "(a) great storyteller who puts you in the mood to cook . . . the Christmas present of the year." (Lagniappe Weekly) About the Author
James Beard Award-winner John Besh is a renowned chef, owner of nine restaurants, host of
John Besh’s Family Table on public television, and author of the bestselling cookbooks My New Orleans, My Family Table, and Cooking from the Heart. He lives with his wife and four boys outside New Orleans, Louisiana.