The Unexpected Cajun Kitchen: Classic Cuisine with a Twist of Farm-To-Table Freshness (Hardcover)

Classic Cuisine with a Twist of Farm-To-Table Freshness

By Leigh Ann Chatagnier

Skyhorse Publishing, 9781510710443, 172pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2016



Bring the Big Easy home with these seventy original recipes

You don't have to live in Cajun country to enjoy some of your favorite foods from Louisiana The Unexpected Cajun Kitchen is a cookbook that draws inspiration from classic recipes down in the bayou and transforms them into modern-day dishes for all to enjoy. These recipes have a touch of nostalgia while using fresh, locally grown ingredients native to Louisiana--but can be found anywhere, if you know where to look. The dishes are interesting and easy enough for anyone to make at home. Whether you are a beginner in the kitchen, or an old pro, you will love whipping up new takes on the Cajun tradition. Divided into fun, modern chapters such as Small Bites, Date Night, and Happy Hour, recipes include:

Cheddar scallion tasso biscuit sandwiches
Spiced pork burgers with remoulade mayonnaise
Muffuletta sliders
Pecan praline cinnamon rolls
Mango bourbon smash

A fusion of deconstructed Cajun delicacies and traditional flavors, The Unexpected Cajun Kitchen is a necessity for any season. Gather everyone around the table and celebrate food, life, and love with a fresh and unexpected home-cooked meal.

About the Author

Leigh Ann Chatagnier was actually born in Tennessee (hence the unexpected) but met her Cajun-born husband when she was only eighteen and immediately fell in love with the people and culture that's managed to stay alive and so vibrant. She moved to Louisiana, launched her food and lifestyle blog, My Diary of Us, and hasn't looked back since. Cooking has always been a part of her life that's evolved through the years, and while she may only be Cajun by marriage, the food will forever be a part of her life, kitchen, and family. Leigh Ann recently moved to Houston, Texas, where she lives with her husband and baby boy.