Frank Davis Cooks Naturally Cookbook N'Awlins
New Orleans regional cooking is at the heart of this Frank Davis Cooks Naturally N'Awlins cookbook with 160 recipes from the acclaimed radio and TV host and chef.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 271 pages.
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Author: Frank Davis
Description: Ethnic diversity is the roux that gives New Orleans cooking its world-renowned appeal. In his unique, freewheeling style, New Orleans chef Frank Davis blends his love and fascination for the city and its cuisine with his extensive cooking experience.
A melting pot of south Louisiana's tastiest dishes, Frank Davis Cooks Naturally N'Awlins is a comprehensive volume addressing the "how tos" as well as the "how not tos" of New Orleans cooking.
Presented in the colorful, chatty Frank Davis style that has attracted television and radio audiences for over fifteen years, his new work includes a multitude of ways to prepare some 160 home cooked dishes. Whether grilling, broiling, oven-baking, pan frying, smoking, or microwaving, this all-encompassing work offers a wealth of information to expert and novice alike.
In the introduction, the reader is asked to take a cooking vow: never cook with water when stock can be used instead, use fresh ingredients whenever possible, and never again be afraid to try new combinations. From then on the recipes come alive on each page. It is as if Frank is in the kitchen with the reader, directing the preparation of each dish, step by step.
The author shares with readers a host of secrets to great New Orleans cooking, including time-tested techniques that he promises will make cooking easier and dishes tastier. This cook's treasure trove is sprinkled with salt substitution suggestions, instructions for making sweetened condensed milk, helpful hints for making homemade bread, and "everything you want to know about onions."
Resident chef and outdoors director for WWL-TV in New Orleans (CBS), Davis hosts an award-winning two-hour cooking show each week, as well as daily programs on the outdoors, fishing, and other recreation attractions of the Crescent City. He also represents Procter and Gamble and Crisco products nationally.
A past president of the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, he has contributed to dozens of local and national publications.
He is the author of The Frank Davis Seafood Notebook and The Frank Davis Fishing Guide to Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne, also published by Pelican.
Condition: Good condition. Opening blank page has owner's embossed stamp.