I purchased this book when it first came out and it has been an inspiring and entertaining event for my whole family this past 25 years. Each of my children get a copy for themselves on their 21st Birthday and they have all appreciated and used this wonderful example of traditional home cooking
wes, Oct 29th 2012
Chef Paul is so generous to give us his secrets to perfect Louisiana Cuisine! This is the best cookbook on my shelf.
Doctor Steve, Jan 28th 2012
The date in my well used edition says 1984. I have made many of the recipes several times, and have several that I make in mass quantity and then keep stocked in a freezer. The techniques for layering flavors and textures which I learned form these pages, I now use in modifying other foods. If you want to impress someone who thinks they know how to eat well, make them Seafood File\' Gumbo, Chicken and Tasso Jambalaya, or even Cajun Meatloaf!
Tim from Long Island, NY, Dec 15th 2011
I bought this book in Houston Texas in 1984 after visiting the restaurant in 1982. Never forgot how great the food was. This is with out a doubt one of the best if not the best cook book for the amature chef who loves to cook for frinds and family. Since I am not a pro chef I can't speak on those terms but I would think that this book is owned by alot of pro chefs.
Mustgrill, Jul 17th 2011
This is a wonderful cookbook. Every recipe I've tried has been spectacular and the instructions are so well written. I love this cookbook especially the Barbeque Shrimp recipe!!! Thanks so much.........
Connie, Jun 6th 2011
My wifr and I bought this book after having dinner at Kay Pauls about twentyfive years ago. It is the Holy Grail of Cajun Cooking.We purchased two other of his books but always return to this one. The recipes and blends take a little effort but the end result is pure Cajun. Love It!!
Ron, May 16th 2011
I hail from Mobile, AL on the Gulf Coast. My wife and I moved to Japan and, while they do eat a lot of seafood, I knew I wouldn\'t be able to get the delicious dishes that the Gulf Coast has to offer. So I knew I\'d better pick this up along with a few other Cajun, Creole, and Southern-style cookbooks. Of all the ones I purchased, this is the one that I refer to the most. It\'s my kitchen bible. As a not-so-experienced cook, this book was also useful as a book to refer to for cooking education. Thank you Chef Paul!
Josh, Jan 14th 2011
I have enjoyed eating at your restaurant so much...can't wait to replicate some of the recipes in my home!! Thank you.
Trissie, Apr 5th 2010
This is the greatest cookbook of Cajun food ever! Not only did it spark an interest and an unknown passion for cooking, but it also brought me back in time to the amazing summers that I spent with my grandparents in Louisiana. This book alows you to bring the woundedful dishes that I once believed you could only find in south Louisiana, to your table anywhere in the world.
Jimmy, Mar 1st 2010
I received this cookbook as a wedding gift in 1986 and I still only use Chef Paul\'s recipe for banana bread that is found in this book. Almost 23 years of Good Living, Good Loving and Good Cooking! Thanks, Chef!
Kim , Oct 7th 2009
I received this cookbook as a wedding gift in 1986 and I still only use Chef Paul's recipe for banana bread that is found in this book. Almost 23 years of Good Living, Good Loving and Good Cooking! Thanks, Chef!
Kim , Oct 7th 2009
This is absolutely the best cookbook EVER!!!! My cookbook has fallen completely apart because I have used it soooooo much! I love how the flavor in each bite changes as you chew your food. Add a little spice to your life and cook just one of his recipes and you'll be hooked!
Karen, Jul 13th 2009
This is the best cookbook I have ever read. It teaches a person not only the recipies, but the techniques of this style of cooking. The multi stage seasoning of the dishes gives them a depth of flavor I have never experienced before. A must have for the Cajun or Creole food lover. Thank you Paul!!!!
Doug, Feb 23rd 2009
Keep it hot!
Rich, Feb 21st 2009
This is the best cook book I own. I received this back in 1985 and it is well worn. Chef's recipes have become a staple in my familys favorite meals. Thank you Chef Paul for all the love we taste in your food. No kitchen or chef is complete without this ground breaking fabulous cook book.
Julie, Feb 19th 2009
This is makes up the core of my cooking library.
Max, Nov 21st 2008
This may be one of the greatest cookbooks ever. Every dish is a taste treat. You can learn how to cook by useing this wonderful book. I given this book as a gift for years and everyone always comes back to say what a fantastic cook book this is. Chef Paul you\'r the BEST! Max
Michael, Oct 26th 2008
A great addition to any kitchen library! The book not only adds "Louisiana Cooking" to your table, it lends the techniques learned in this book to better the rest of your culinary creations. This book is a must for any cook. I couldn't be without iy!
Tom, Oct 26th 2008