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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 1 edition (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607742624
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607742623
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #442,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Allison and Slade are two of the most talented chefs I know. Their understanding of New Orleans’s vast food history allows them to cook food that broadens culinary boundaries, but is still delicious and accessible. Their commitment to local farmers, fishermen, and producers has helped create a new market for fresh ingredients that benefits all of New Orleans. I really enjoy eating Allison and Slade’s food, and this cookbook—with its rich photography and innovative recipes—is a great extension of their sense of taste and Southern hospitality.” 
—Stephen Stryjewski, chef/co-owner of Cochon restaurant

“The book for the young, hip, and hungry.”
—Charlotte Observer
 
“A welcome addition to cookbooks on contemporary Southern cuisine.”
—Library Journal
           
“With their Oysters Rockefeller “Deconstructed,” Allison and Slade have imbued a staid classic with fresh, light inventiveness. With their Muscadine Wine Jell-O, they have lifted plain gelatin to unprecedented heights of deliciousness. These two are masters, as well-versed in the home recipes of the South as they are in the fine dining techniques of New York and New Orleans restaurant kitchens. If you want to master great food, learn from them.” 
—Lolis Eric Elie, writer for HBO’s Treme and author of Smokestack Lightning 
 
“In Southern Comfort, Allison and Slade vividly convey what they do best: combiningelements of high- and lowbrow cooking to create unique, easy-to-prepare dishes that reflect their love of all things Southern. I laughed at all the stories of them as young’uns, and gained some insight into how they came to be the fun, funny, and talented team they are today. This is a delightful book, packed with recipes you will want to use every day.” 
—Susan Spicer, chef/owner of Bayona restaurant and author of Crescent City Cooking

Customer Reviews

I work at MiLa restaurant with the two chefs who wrote the book.
rebecca
Great stories and recipies with amazing photography (I'm a photographer by trade).
Roy N. Karten
I bought this for my daughter but liked it so much I am ordering one for myself.
Opallu

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sharon normand on November 30, 2012
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this book has all the makings of a keeper: mouth watering recipes, rich photographs, and a wonderful story of the influence of Southern family life on new, creative comfort foods.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rebecca on December 11, 2013
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I work at MiLa restaurant with the two chefs who wrote the book. Great book! We have a lot of the recipes on our restaurant menu. Easy to cook, great food!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By penneelane on December 17, 2012
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The stories, the photography, the finished production quality, and obviously the recipes in this book make it top notch! I would recommend this as the perfect gift for cooks interested in fressh takes on classic Southern cuisine!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Opallu on December 30, 2012
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I bought this for my daughter but liked it so much I am ordering one for myself. Many of these are familiar dishes, but improved. The concept of lima bean dip instead of hummus is what I am going to try first!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roy N. Karten on January 14, 2013
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Great stories and recipies with amazing photography (I'm a photographer by trade).
What's not to like?

A great cookbook for fans of Southern life
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We made the Sweet Potato Truffles-gratin as part of our Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit. No leftovers as many went back for seconds. The personal stories surrounding the recipes are also a nice touch.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 24, 2012
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Everyone should have it in their culinary library.
If you like cooking, this book is a must have.
Blessing to all.
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