2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2010
Loved this cookbook with not only recipes that are out of this world good, but I loved reading what Lulu wrote, plus what her family and friends wrote. Loved the illustrations and colors used. Couldn't put this recipe book down and have already tried the macaroni and cheese recipe which is the best I have ever made.
on December 28, 2011
I asked for and got this very cool cookbook for Christmas so here is my review of it.
I have to preface my review by telling you that Jimmy Buffett's sister wrote it and as I am a HUGE Parrothead Jimmy fan for the past nearly 50 years (yes, I saw him on a stool with just a guitar at the Flick coffeehouse by the University of Miami when I was still in high school), I really wanted this cookbook as I have prayed for one from Jimmy himself but he has yet to write it.
If you have ever really listened to his songs there is much food mentioned and the very kind that is my favorite! so if you don't like Gulf shore/Cajun/Creole/Louisiana/southern foods....just stop reading this right now as this is what her cookbook embraces in a very cool and different way.
So how is it so cool and different from my other cookbooks? well, I have been reading it for two days and have both laughed and cried and have yet to get to even the very first recipe....why? because brave Lucy Buffett dreamed of opening her own little restaurant and tells the sad/dramatic/scary/happy story of how that happened and how, in addition to Lulu's becoming a huge success, she also wrote her dream cookbook. I love a woman with dreams who actually makes them come true with a lot of tears, laughter, troubles and help from all kinds of sources, both expected and unexpected.
So if you want a cookbook with fabulous recipes (yes, I have peeked ahead at them) for both food and drinks, simple, pure, made from love and time-honored family secrets...you will adore this beautifully illustrated cookbook full of a woman's laughter, love, southern charm, cool stories and deep wisdom. I don't think I can remember ever reading or enjoying any cookbook as much as I have enjoyed this one and I'm not even through it yet! I highly recommend it to lovers of the types of cooking I have mentioned. I did get the hardcover edition and am very happy with the quality.
BTW, since writing this review I had the pleasure of making and eating the After Thanksgiving Turkey Gumbo and it was just divine!
on December 14, 2011
I bought Crazy Sista Cooking a few years ago on a visit to Gulf Shores for my mother and myself and just ordered more for a Christmas present for some Vegas friends. You don't get good southern cooking in Vegas, and the recipes are always a hit when we have get together's. People not from the south don't know what hit them. From the grits, to gumbo, to white cheese dip you cant go wrong with any recipe from this book. Highly recommended for anyone who likes to cook or just loves southern cuisine.
on March 12, 2012
This is one of the most fun cook books you will ever find. Loved the pictures,
loved the decor of Lucy's restaurant and loved the food. Also loved Lucy's personality.
When finished reading you feel like you know Lucy and want to visit her restaurant
sometime and try everything on the menu. I even went out and bought one of her brother's CD's to play when making one of her recipes. This is a must have cookbook to
find the fun in your food!!!
on April 27, 2015
Just like the establishment. The book is nice on nice pages, filled with her recipes and stories too. And, Lulu is Lucy Buffett. I know her and she does a lot for her community and the Alabama Gulf Coast. YES this is well worth buying. If you don't use the recipes, it is a book to enjoy looking at. Very well made. MUCH cheaper here than in stores and in Lulu's. This book would make a very nice gift or as a thank you for something too.
on January 2, 2014
I only searched out the book because I went to Lulu's and had some of the most amazing shrimp 'n' grits I've ever tasted! I was thinking this would be sparsely peppered with a few recipes throughout, but I was really pleased to get a more inside look at Lulu and how the restaurant came to be. And there are many recipes, both from the restaurant itself, and lots of extras from family and friends. I really enjoyed this book!
on January 10, 2012
This book is interesting in that it not only has recipes but a history of her family and stories spread throughout the content. The recipes are very tasty and the average person can enjoy them. Not being from the coastal areas, I can appreciate the recipes for the many seafood items. Makes me want to buy more fish!