Commander's Palace New Orleans Cookbook Review - Collectibility
This cookbook collectibility review is on a restaurant I would love to visit but have never had the fortune to do so -- Commander's Palace in New Orleans.
As I've mentioned in earlier posts, my cookbook collecting specialization was restaurant cookbooks. These are still among my favorite finds. Though I've never eaten at many of the restaurants for which I find cookbooks, I can vicariously experience them through their great cookbooks and history found inside.
The copy I have in my personal collection, to my delight, is a rare copy as it contains the signature not of the owners (the Brennans) who authored the cookbook, but instead of Chef Emeril Lagasse who was Executive Chef at the Commander's Palace restaurant before he became a household name. In fact, he signed the book "Chef Emeril" vs. "Emeril Lagasse" which he does in his own cookbooks likely dating this back to the time he worked at the restaurant.
Cookbook Title: The Commander's Palace New Orelans Cookbook
Author: Ella & Dick Brennan
Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. Publishers
Copyright: 1984, First Edition
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Specialization Categories: Restaurant Cookbooks
Average Price: $8-9 used, $15-18 new ($25 signed by author)
Noted Recipes: Eggs Creole, Commander's Endive and Walnut Salad, Deep-Fried Catfish, Shrimp Croustade, French Bread Pudding with Clear Rum Sauce
COOKBOOK COLLECTIBILITY RATINGS RATINGS EXPLAINED
Investment Outlook: 4.0
Final Collectibility Factor: 4.0