Cookbooks, magazine back-issues and sentimental items on my bookshelves.


Bon Appetit, April 2014 Cook like a Pro issue
Bon Appetit, May 1988, New Orleans Jazz Brunch
Bon Appetit, June 2006, Your Best Party Ever
Bon Appetit, October 2006 50th Anniversary Issue
Bon Appetit, February 2008, Feel Good Food
Bon Appetit, January 2009, A Taste of Pate Past
Bon Appetit, October 2009
Food & Wine, January 2009, Jean-Georges's easy Island Cooking
Food & Wine, October 2010, Towering Coconut Layer cake, Hazelnut and chocolate Meringe Cake, Rome's Most Authentic dishes
Food & Wine, December 2010, Best Holiday Recipes, 10 Favorite dishes of the year
Gourmet, March 2002, The San Francisco Edition
Gourmet, September 2007, Special Collector's Issue: Latino American
Gourmet, December 2008, Holiday cookie recipes galore!
La Cuccina Italiana, December 2002, The Holiday issue, Classic Italian Feasts, The best tarts, cakes & cookies
La Cuccina Italiana, October 2008 56 Fall Recipes from Italy
La Cuccina Italiana, April 2009 Exciting New Recipes from Italy
Living, February 2009, Sweet Indulgences, how to make every kind of frosting
Los Angeles, November 2012, Food Lovers Guide to L.A.
One True Vine a journal of food wine and life. The food, the photography, Jayson Woodbridge...need I say more. 
Saveur, March 2010, The Los Angeles Issue
Texas Monthly, December 2013, The Food Issue
VegNews, June 2011, Bodacious Banana Cream Pie



My grandmothers bible, full of handwritten notes, recipe clippings and the name Fats Domino written on the inside cover. (Story to follow)

My grandmothers cookbook, The American Woman's Cookbook, Consolidated Book Publishers Inc., 1938

My grandmother's molcajete, perfectly seasoned by years of daily use. 


Ad Hoc at Home, Thomas Keller
After the Hunt, Chef John D. Folse
Alice’s Tea Cup, Haley Fox & Lauren Fox
Amy Vanderbilts's Complete Cookbook, vintage cookbook with drawings by Andrew Warhol
Annie and Margrit, Recipes and stories from the Robert Mondavi Kitchen, Annie Roberts, Margrit Biever Mondavi and Victoria Wise
Arthur Schwartz’s New York City Food,  Arthur Schwartz
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoe Francois
Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges, John-Georges Vongerichten
At Home With Michael Chiarello,  Michael Chiarello
Authentic Mexican, Rick Bayless
Babycakes, Erin McKenna
Baked, New frontiers in baking, Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito
BakeWise, Shirley O. Corriher
Big Small Plates, Cindy Pawlcyn
Breakfast at Brennan’s and Dinner, Too, Pip, Jimmy and Ted Brennan
Breakfast Lunch Tea, Rose Bakery, Rose Carrarini
Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Cookbook, Bruce Bromberg, Eric Bromberg
Cake Boy, Eric Lanlard
Candle 79, Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos and Jorge Pineda
Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Fork in the Road, Paul Prudhomme
Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Seasoned America, Paul Prudhomme
Chelsea Market Cookbook, Michael Phillips and Rick Rodgers
Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy melt-in-your-mouth cookies by Alice Medrich,  Alice Medrich
Chocolate and Confections, Peter P. Grewelin
Cindy's Supper Club, Cindy Pawlcyn
Cooking Up a Storm, Recipes lost and found from the Times Picayune of New Orleans, Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker 
Creole Gumbo and All That  Jazz,  A New Orleans Seafood Cookbook, Howard Mitcham
Crescent City Cooking, Susan Spicer
Damn Good Sweet, Desserts to Satisfy your sweet tooth, New Orleans Style, David Guas & Raquel Pelzel
Ducasse Flavors of France, Alain Ducasse with Linda Dannenberg
Eat Ate, Guy Mirabella
Eleven Madison Park, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara
Emeril’s Delmonico, Emeril Lagasse
Emeril’s New Orleans Cooking, Emeril Lagasse & Jessie Tirsch
Evolution, Jordi Puigvert
Fat Witch Brownies, Patricia Helding
Frank Davis Cooks Cajun, Creole and Crescent City, Frank Davis
Frank Davis Cooks Naturally  N’Awlins, Frank Davis
From My Mexican Kitchen, Diana Kennedy
Galatoire’s Cookbook, Melvin Rodrique with Jyl Benson
Gale Gand’s Just a Bite, Gale Gand and Julia Moskin
Gale Gand’s short + sweet, Gale Gand and Julia Moskin
Glamour Cakes, Eric Lanlard
Home Baked Comfort, Williams-Sonoma
Hooks Lies & Alibis, Chef John D. Folse & Michaela D York
Hot Beignets & Warm Boudoirs, Chef John D. Folse       
Hot Sour Salty Sweet,  a culinary journey through southeast Asia, Alford Duguid
Italian Regional Cooking, Ada Boni
Jerusalem a Cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
Joy of Cooking, Irma Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker
La Cuisine di Andrea’s, Andrea Apuzzo
Lee Bailey’s Country Desserts, Lee BaIley
Los Barrios Family Cookbook, Diana Barrios Trevino
Louisiana Real and Rustic, Emeril Lagasse
Macaroni & Cheese, Joan Schwartz
Made in Spain, Spanish dishes for the American Kitchen, Jose Andres with Richard Wolffe
Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Desserts, Maida Heatter
Martha’s American Food, Martha Stewart
Mex Tex, Traditional Tex-Mex Taste, Matt Martinez
Mexican Everyday, Rick Bayless
Michael Symon’s Carnivore, Michael Symon with Douglas Trattner
Miette, Meg Ray with Leslie Jonath
My Abuela’s Table, Daniella Germain
My Family Table, John Besh
My New Orleans the Cookbook, John Besh
My Paris Kitchen, David Lebovitz
Mugaritz, Andoni Luis Aduriz
New Orleans Chefs Cookbook, Phil Johnson
New Orleans Classic Cocktails, Kit Wohl
New Orleans Classic Desserts, Kit Wohl
Popina Book of Baking, Isidora Popovic
Raw, Charlie Trotter & Roxannne Klein
Rawmazing, Susan, Powers
Rawmazing Desserts, Susan Powers
Real Cajun, Donald Link
Recipe Jubilee, The Junior League of Mobile, 1964
River Road Recipes, The Junior League of Baton Rouge, Inc.
River Road Recipes IV: Warm Welcome, Junior League of Baton Rouge, 2004
Roberta’s Cookbook, Carlo Mirarchi, Brandon Hoy, Chris parachini & Katherine Wheelock
Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, Rose Levy Beranbaum
Roux to Do, The art of cooking in Southeast Louisiana, The Junior League of Greater Covington
Serendipity Sundaes, Stephen Bruce with Sarah Key
Small Plates & Sweet Treats, My  family’s journey to gluten-free cooking, Aran Gouoaga
St. Joseph Altars, Kerri McCaffety
Sweet, Valerie Gordon
Sweet Serendipity, Stephen Bruce with Brett Bara
Sweetness, Sarah Levy
Tapas, A taste of Spain in America, Jose Andres
Teany book, Moby and Kelly Tisdale
The Art of Turkish Cooking, Neset Eren
The Art of Wood Fired Cooking, Andrea Mugnaini
The Back in The Day Bakery Cookbook, Cheryl Day & Griffith Day
The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, Peter Reinhart
The Book Of Paellas, Josep Llandonosa i Giro
The Buster Holmes Restaurant Cookbook, Buster Holmes
The Cake Bible, Rose Levy Beranbaum
The Commander’s Palace New Orleans Cookbook, Ella and Dick Brennan
The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine, Chef John D. Folse
The Food of France, a journey for food lovers,  Maria Villegas and Sarah Randell
The Food of Thailand, Lulu Grimes and Oi Cheepchaiissara
The Gift-Giver’s Cookbook, Judith Choate and Jane Green
The Gluten-Free Asian  Kitchen, Laura B. Russell
The Gluten-Free Baker, Hannah Miles
The Harry’s Bar Cookbook, Arrigo Cipriani
The Louisiana Seafood Bible~Oysters, Jerald and Glenda Horst
The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, Jennifer Appel and Allysa Torey
The New York Times Cookbook, Craig Claiborne
The Ultimate Chinese & Asian Cookbook, Linda Doeser
The Real Food Daily Cookbook, Ann Gentry
The Restaurants of New Orleans, Roy F Guste, Jr.
The Savory Gluten-free Baker, Hannah Miles
The Silver Spoon, Phaidon Press Inc.
The Spiaggia Cookbook, Tony Mantuano & Cathy Mantuano
Uglesich’s Restaurant Cookbook, John Uglesich
Vegetables, James Peterson
Quick & Easy Baking with Cake Mixes, Duncan Hines
Welcome to Junior’s!, Marvin and Walter Rosen with Beth Allen
Wood-fired cooking, Mary Karlin
Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook, Holly and David Jones