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Creole Feast: Fifteen Master Chefs of New Orleans Reveal Their Secrets

Author: Nathaniel Burton, Rudy Lombard

Before there were celebrity gourmands, Creole Feast brought together the stories and knowledge of New Orleans top chefs when it was first presented in 1978. These masters of modern Creole cuisine share the recipes, tips, and tricks from the kitchens of New Orleans' most famous restaurants, including Dooky Chase, Commander's Palace, Broussard's, and Galatoire's. Today, Creole Feast still stands as the most comprehensive collection of Creole recipes assembled in one volume. The recipes include classic dishes synonymous with New Orleans, such as gumbo, jambalaya, and red beans and rice, and also luxurious Creole dishes like Lobster Armorican and Oysters Bienville, plus tempting desserts like Creole bread pudding with whiskey sauce and the famous old Hotel Pontchantrain's Mile High Pie. With this classic now back in print, home cooks will turn their kitchens into some of New Orleans premiere restaurants, helped along by fifteen master chefs.

About the Author
Burton, Nathaniel: - Nathaniel Burton was born in McComb, Mississippi in 1914. His extraordinary career as a chef started in 1939 when he was a busboy and dishwasher at the old Hotel New Orleans. For twenty years he was chef at the Caribbean Room of the Hotel Pontchartrain. He was the executive chef at Broussard's Restaurant in the French Quarter.Lombard, Rudy: - Rudy Lombard, a native of New Orleans, graduated from Xavier University, the University of Michigan, and received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He taught at New York University, Howard University, and directed urban planning projects for the State of Louisiana. Mr. Lombard was also a gourmet cook.Chase, Leah: - Known as the "Queen of Creole Cuisine," Leah Chase is a New Orleans chef, author, and television personality. Chase has been the recipient of a multitude of awards and honors, including a lifetime achievement award from the Southern Foodways Alliance in 2000 and the James Beard Lifetime Achievement in 2016 for her lifetime's body of work that has had a positive and the long lasting impact on the way people ate, cooked and thought about food in New Orleans.

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