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Red beans and good reads for every kitchen!
From the 1960s to 1983, Buster Holmes cooked up classic Creole food, ending his career in the restaurant that bore his name at 721 Burgundy Street. The restaurant, at the center of a thriving New Orleans cultural community, offered unlimited servings of its famous red beans and rice for a modest price alongside shrimp, gumbo, butter beans, and local game. Fans hungry for Holmes’ flavors can use his very own recipes and, while a pot of beans simmers, walk down memory lane with historic photographs, facts, and anecdotes about the restaurant and its beloved owner.
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"You eat and you leave. That's the way it is at Buster Holmes and it is delicious."
--New York Times
Buster Holmes served up soulful cuisine from his French Quarter restaurant for fifty years. Civil rights leaders and street musicians, debutantes and doxies, and all variety of hungry characters would gather in his shop for the daily specials, which he listed in scrawling letters on a chalkboard.
This collection of Holmes' dishes includes his unmistakable and beloved red beans and rice recipe, along with hundreds of other entries, ranging from shrimp Creole and Creole gumbo to turnip greens, fried chicken, deviled eggs, meatloaf, and preparations for such local "game" as marsh hare, possum, nutria, and squirrel. Historical photographs, anecdotes, and information about the restaurant and its history pepper the pages of this tribute to this classic Creole kitchen.
Buster Holmes (1905-1994) owned and operated his restaurant at 721 Burgundy from 1944 until his death. Known as the "king of red beans and rice," Holmes would greet his customers with a cigar in his hand and a smile on his face.About the Author:
Buster Holmes (1905-1994) owned and operated his restaurant at 721 Burgundy Street for five decades. Known as the "king of red beans and rice," Holmes would greet his customers with a cigar in his hand and a smile on his face.
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Book Description Pelican Publishing, 2010. Plastic Comb. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111589808495
Book Description Pelican Publishing, 2010. Plastic Comb. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1589808495