My Key West Kitchen Cookbook Recipes and Stories - SIGNED

My Key West Kitchen Cookbook Recipes and Stories is signed by Norman Van Aken. We spot some amazing recipes inside this regional cookbook including Bicycle Sammy's Rib-Meat Chili, Batter-Fried Shrimp Lou 2, Caramelized Plantain Soup with Smoked Ham and Sour Cream, Shrimp Po' Boy with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette, and many more. This book is literally making us hungry... Southern food never looked so good. 


Format: Hardcover, 191 pages - Signed by author Norman Van Aken. 

Copyright: 2012 

Publisher: Kyle Books 

Author: Norman Van Aken and Justin Van Aken 

ISBN: 9781906868758

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Description: My Key West Kitchen is a culinary love letter to Key West from award-winning chef Norman Van Aken and his son Justin. Key West is where Norman first discovered his passion for cooking, and the unique cultural makeup of the island still influences the Van Akens' cuisine today. Follow Norman and Justin as they stroll through Key West, re-creating dishes from "little joints" and restaurants both past and present. Organized by Key West neighborhoods, the chapters include "Duval and Downtown Crawlin'," "Places in the Hoods," "Places on the Water," "Around Town These Days," and "La Bodega," which includes more than 20 must-have pantry recipes. 

Each chapter includes the Van Akens* takes on their favorite foods of Key West and explains how they are "different than ordinary American fare." 

They also focus on the home cooking of Key West, whether it's "Yard Bird" Fricassee from the American South, Caramelized Plaintain Soup from the Spanish Caribbean, or Nassau "Rundown" with Snapper & Coconut from the Bahamas. Norman revisits menus from his past and chooses his favorite recipes, including his famous Hot Fried Chicken Salad from Louie's Backyard and Sunshine's Key Lime Pie from The Midget. 

Finally, the Van Akens share examples of what they are cooking today, like Stone Crab Gazpacho, Cracked Conch Steaks and Grits with Salsa Rosa, and Justin's Best-Ever Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Now all food lovers can enjoy the diverse flavors of Key West. 


Condition: Very good condition. 

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