"product of its time, the brief window between the storm and six months of its aftermath." --Judy Walker, Times Picayune, August 3, 2006
About the Author
Amy Cyrex Sins graduated from Loyola University in 2000 with a degree in Communications. She is a cooking enthusiast who spends every free moment in the kitchen cooking for friends and family. Her specialty is entertaining and creating fun, festive and memorable parties for every occasion. In Amy’s kitchen, she incorporates a unique blend of classic local cuisine with cutting edge culinary trends to create food that everyone can appreciate. She enjoys the distinctive blend of culture, history, and cuisine in the daily lives of her fellow New Orleanians and was inspired to write her first cookbook after the events of Hurricane Katrina ravaged her home and city. With the fleeting days, she becomes more nostalgic for the flavors of her childhood and the stories of times past. After the flooding, she was most disappointed by the loss of her collection of handwritten recipes passed on from family and friends. In an attempt to salvage and recreate, Amy began this book project. She has met many interesting people along the way and embraced their family favorites as her new ones. Amy is hopeful about the future of New Orleans and is doing everything within her power to bring the message of rebuilding to the nation. Her book is one small step in preserving something we all hold dear: life, culture, family and food that are all uniquely New Orleans.