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Arnaud's Restaurant Cookbook: New Orleans Legendary Creole Cuisine Hardcover – April 30, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing (April 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589803094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589803091
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 10.1 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #603,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Booklist

One of the Crescent City's most famous establishments, Arnaud's Restaurant, continues to attract connoisseurs to its labyrinth of dining rooms serving its justly famous Creole cooking. This new cookbook displays the restaurant to great advantage through its sharply focused, attractively lit photographs, whose warm colors emphasize the dining rooms' turn-of-the-century elegance. In these reproductions, chandeliers gleam, crystal sparkles, silverware shimmers, linens hold sharp creases, and nothing is out of place. The food beckons with those special spices and rich sauces that make New Orleans a favorite destination for anyone who enjoys eating. Recipes record the elegant dishes of the main dining room, such as pompano en papillotte. A section on brunches shows just how many ways one can serve poached eggs. The simpler traditions of Creole cooking, such as red beans and rice and grillades and grits, also get attention. Of special interest, a reproduction of an early menu lists a half dozen oysters Rockefeller for a preinflation 50 cents. Devotees of historic New Orleans cooking will appreciate all that this book offers. Mark Knoblauch
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"...An elegant coffee table book that doubles as your new favorite cookbook." -- Louisiana Cookin Magazine

"...Some 160 recipes that are surprisingly easy to follow, but also boast beautiful color pictures of food..." -- Gambit Weekly

"...Spectacular photos by David Spielman" -- Dallas Morning News

"...photographs display all the lusciousness of the completed dishes featured in the cookbook that can be reflected at home." -- Greater Houston Weekly

"...stands apart because of its comprehensive coverage of traditional New Orleans cuisine..." -- Bloomsbury Review

"An affectionate portrayal of the legendary New Orleans restaurant." -- Houston Chronicle

"Beautifully illustrated and well organized, this is recommended for public libraries with extensive cookbook collections." -- School Library Journal, Starred Review

"We can journey there effortlessly with the new Arnaud's Restaurant Cookbook: Legendary Creole Cuisine by Kit Wohl..." -- Dallas Morning News

"With lavish photography . . . historical photos, it no doubt will be one of the most attractive cookbooks published..." -- New Orleans Times-Picayune New Orleans Times-Picayune New Orleans Times Picayune

The resulting Creole dishes are very easy to work with - especially given the numerous full-page color photos throughout." -- --Midwest Book Review

More About the Author

Kit Wohl is an award-winning writer, photographer, and artist. A lifelong food and wine enthusiast, she has authored 10 cookbooks that celebrate chefs and cuisine.

The Arnaud's Restaurant Cookbook and The P&J Oyster Cookbook were followed by The James Beard Foundation's Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America's Outstanding Chefs, by Kit Wohl, Foreword by Martha Stewart.

New Orleans Classic Celebrations is the seventh in her acclaimed Classic series.

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It is a beautiful book with excellent pictures (many old) from the restaurant plus all the great recipes.
N. Boyer
We dined at Arnauds while we were in New Orleans in December and the food was so delicious I decided I would like the cookbook.
Cheryl Collins
This cookbook is the next best thing to actually going to the restaurant, and offers some truly original recipes.
Janet E. Kusterer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Robert B. More on June 24, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Arnaud's Restaurant Cookbook is a jewel. It demystifies Creole cooking - the real stuff - not the tourist fare that's burnt with too much cayenne and slathered with tabasco. The recipes can be authentically executed in the amateur kitchen from readily available ingredients. Recipes range from the humble red beans and rice to the exotic and heady Cafė Brűlot. And yes, it includes the correct recipe for an Old Fashioned. The book is beautifully illustrated and filled with the myth and history of the classic Arnaud's Restaurant in the context of New Orleans. There's even a picture of a ghost!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By foxmore on May 12, 2005
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This cookbook is beautifully photographed, an interesting read and very high quality, so your first tough decision will be where to keep it - in the kitchen or on the coffee table! The second tough decision will be what to cook first - classic recipes are logically arranged, and easy to follow. I highly recommend this book for cooks of all skill levels.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Arnaud's Restaurant is well known for its leadership in New Orleans cuisine, holding roots from 1918 to modern times and establishing a solid reputation for presenting Creole foods to customers around the world. Now you can enjoy many of these signature dishes at home with Arnaud's Restaurant Cookbook: New Orleans Legendary Creole Cuisine. Each recipe has been adapted for use in home kitchens, translating large-volume and complicated restaurant fare to home cooking. The resulting Creole dishes are very easy to work with - especially given the numerous full-page color photos throughout.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Boyer on April 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
After eating at this restaurant in New Orleans recently and seeing the book on the bar I wanted to purchase it. By ordering off of Amazon I got it for $10 less. It is a beautiful book with excellent pictures (many old) from the restaurant plus all the great recipes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark on February 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
During my last visit to New Orleans my new bride and I became engaged at Arnaud's over a meal that celebrated our happiness. We use Arnaud's Cookbook to make our special occasion meals and when we entertain. The Trout Meuniere and other amazing recipes bring back those memories along with the lavishly photographed restaurant and dishes. The stories and history that accompany it make it special reading, and we keep it prominently displayed on our coffee table. When most cookbooks don't show the finished dish, this one is chock full of delicious pictures to inspire. It you have never been to New Orleans, it will give you a taste and a real feeling of an amazing city.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Janet E. Kusterer on August 23, 2006
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A June visit to New Orleans, with dinner at Arnaud's, inspired the purchase of this cookbook. The book more than exceeded my expectations, with interesting anecdotes, beautiful photographs and doable, delicious recipes. The only thing missing is the recipe for the distinctive remoulade sauce they use for Shrimp Arnaud, a great favorite. However, they do sell the sauce so all is not lost. This cookbook is the next best thing to actually going to the restaurant, and offers some truly original recipes.
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