New Orleans embraces international cuisine with gusto. From its European heritage to more recent culinary infusions from Vietnamese, Croatian, Greek, and Mexican cultures, the Crescent City is now home to hundreds of mouthwatering ethnic restaurants. One hundred of the best ethnic eateries open their doors and their kitchens in this luscious cookbook.
Author and photographer Ann Benoit takes us on a culinary tour of the continents without ever leaving New Orleans. Chosen for their excellence in food and history, iconic eateries such as Galatoire's and Pho Tau Bay transport the reader from local Creole cuisine to spicy Vietnamese creations. Benoit also reveals such treasures as the Mediterranean gem Fatoush. From the classic Southern food of Praline Connection, hop the pond to the flavors of Europe at La Provence, the Irish House, or Taste of Bavaria. Caf 1/2 Abyssinia, Byblos, and Mona's Caf 1/2 conjure the delicate flavor of African and Middle Eastern cuisine. Fire up your taste buds at Asian restaurants such as Megumi and Trey Yuen. Complete your gastronomic adventure with a sweet treat; Sucr 1/2 and Angelo Brocato's provide French and Italian delights. Featured local festivals celebrating the heritage of every continent bring seasonal excitement to the menu.
Gorgeous photographs capture the atmosphere and flavor of every restaurant, and a chef from each has contributed a signature recipe that can be easily prepared at home. Stories infuse the pages, making this cookbook the perfect companion for both reminiscing and creating.