Besh Big Easy

NOLA celebrity chef, John Besh, must know something about cooking.  He has two television shows, four cookbooks and nine restaurants.  Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes is something I want to try. “Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans” as Harry Connick, Jr. asks, then you will want this cookbook to bring back memories …

Reveillon Dinners in New Orleans ~ Culinary Christmas Tradition

History In the 19th century, Catholics would fast December 24th. Following midnight mass at St. Louis Cathedral, feasting would start with a large family meal lasting into the wee hours of the morning. A second reveillon dinner was celebrated New Year’s Eve that would include friends as well a relatives. As the season became more commercialized, this traditional Creole custom …

Cooking School in New Orleans

Entertaining and educational classes are held daily at the New Orleans School of Cooking located in the heart of the French Quarter. Located in a renovated molasses warehouse, the General Store is there for purchasing Cajun and Creole cookbooks, spices, kitchen supplies, etc. Well known chefs run the classes in either demonstration or hands-on styles.  No one fails this class.  …