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Review: The Southern Po’boy Cookbook

The Southern Po'boy

By: Todd-Michael St. Pierre

2013 – Ulysses Press

First of all, in the interests of full disclosure, I should advise that this book was sent to me free of charge by the publisher for (non-compensatory)  review purposes. In the past, I have always rejected such offers, mainly because I don’t want to be in a position of reviewing something that doesn’t interest me, or that I feel I may have to say negative things about. In this case, however, there were two titles that interested me as being books I would probably have bought in any event and this one, fortunately, turned out to be pretty darned decent…  Continue reading “Review: The Southern Po’boy Cookbook”

Posted in Experiments, Recipes

Experiment: Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a dish people generally associate with the Cajun cuisine of Louisiana. I gather, however, that it probably originated in the Caribbean, although the name may actually be French, having its roots in a Provencal word meaning a mish-mash, or mélange of various ingredients. Whatever the truth of the matter, it is one of those concoctions that has many variations, with the basic theme being rice cooked with meat (most commonly chicken), spicy sausage, and seafood. It is a dish that I have cooked countless times, it being amongst my favorite types of meal, and about the only thing I can say with certainty about my efforts is that no two are ever exactly the same… Continue reading “Experiment: Jambalaya”