Galatoire’s Cookbook

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Leon Galatoire, a fourth-generation member of the founding family of Galatoire's Restaurant, knows that recipes designed for feeding large numbers of people will not work by reducing them proportionally. With this in mind, he has redesigned recipes for home use, so they retain the tastes he knows so well.
ISBN: 9780882899992
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 25
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 7 (w) x 10 (h)
Leon Galatoireís earliest memories are that of visiting his father at work at Galatoireís Restaurant. From the time he was a very young boy, Leon was interested in the goings-on at the restaurant and looked forward to the time in his life when he would be old enough to become a part of that family operation. In 1976, at the age of twenty-two, after having apprenticed in other restaurants, Leon took the opportunity of joining the family and entered the operating group of Galatoireís as cook. Having gained cooking experience from his apprenticeships, Leon was fast to learn the preparation of Galatoireís time-honored recipesó favorites that he was already familiar with. For the next four years, Galatoire remained in the kitchen, learning the bases, subtleties, nuances, and history of the Galatoireís cuisine. Using his own unique approach to preserving the classic feel of the restaurantís cuisine, he improved upon the originals while maintaining their original intent. In 1980, Galatoire left the kitchen for experience in the dining room. There he maintained a shared management position with other active family members, while meeting and serving all his regular and visiting clientele. During this period, Leon took time to travel extensively abroad, and spent a great deal of time in the Caribbean, where he was influenced by the cookery of the islands. Today, Leon has returned to the kitchen of Galatoireís Restaurant to oversee the ever important job of the preparation of the fine cuisine served in one of New Orleansí great restaurants.
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