Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cookbook Thursday: 'Cook Like a New Orleanian'

We just got wind of Chef Toya Boudy’s cookbook, “Cook Like a New Orleanian.” Although we have yet to sample this cookbook, available in digital and print on Amazon, we wanted to let you all know of both the book and the program Boudy is offering on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans. Boudy began cooking at a young age and has appeared on her YouTube Channel "Cooking with Chef Toya," "Guy's Grocery Games," the "Food Network" and "Food Network Star." 

Here’s the book description:
Chef Toya creates 20 classic New Orleans recipes that embed the soul of the city in each dish.  Her signature dishes like Seafood Gumbo and Oyster Rockefeller Pasta celebrate the rich heritage of the region and its connection to the Gulf Coast.  Other recipes like Drunken Cherry Bread Pudding and Cajun Meat Pies stuffed with crawfish show her creative side, as she puts a unique twist on traditional cooking methods. This book also contains video tutorials to help you become more confident in the kitchen.

As an authority on Cajun and Creole dishes, she brings a fresh and delightful view on New Orleans cooking, one of the greatest food cities in the world. She exemplifies her native city of New Orleans, not just through her cuisine, but with her zest for life.

Now, for the event…Boudy will visit at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum of New Orleans. Samples are first come first served. The event is free with museum admission for non-SoFAB members. Admission is free for members throughout August.

Cheré Coen
 is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country.” She writes Louisiana romances and mysteries under the pen name of Cherie Claire. Write her at