Newest Besh Cookbook more cook friendly

October 30, 2015
By: Chere Coen, The Advertiser

Heavens rejoice, New Orleans Chef John Besh has published a new cookbook!

Although you can certainly savor “Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes,” admiring the gorgeous photos of food, markets and long-time establishments such as Angelo Brocato’s, it’s also more cook friendly than his past coffee table productions. With this cookbook, Besh is speaking my language. Apparently, he has the same issues with time that I have, now that he’s a dad.

“I cooked at home like a chef, often bringing in hard-to-find ingredients from my restaurants, cooking delicious renditions of the traditional dishes of New Orleans, but with a deliberate, chef’s spin on them,” Besh writes in the introduction. “Today, I cook more like a scruffy, grizzly, bearded dad.”