Sunday, January 07, 2007
Cajun cookbook recommendation (paca)
Does anyone have a Cajun cookbook recommendation for me? I want to start working on my Cajun Seoul creations, but I realized my Cajun knowledge is pretty slim, really. I'm from the Boro, not Lafayette. I used to have River Road (Baton Rouge Junior League, if I remember correctly) and thats what I grew up with. Do people still like that one? Do you recommend something else? Emeril, Prudhomme, Justin Wilson,.... I really don't want anything trendy. I just want to know how to make a decent jambalaya, tasso something, etouffee, and the like. Also, think broadly. It could be Cajun; it could be Southern; it could be Soul food. Just sort of traditional Louisiana dishes. Recommendations? Also, if you just think you have a killer recipe for Hoppin John or dirty rice or... (insert your dish here), I'd be stoked to hear that too.