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Jan 2, 2001 12:08 PM

Commander's Kitchen Cookbook

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I'm not sure if this is an appropriate post for a foodie's board, but here is some information on Jamie Shannon's new cookbook they are selling at Commander's Palace. We bought this on our trip last month, and Jamie was in the kitchen that day, so he autographed the book for us, which was a special treat.

We had a dinner party for 12 on New Year's eve, and decided to do a New Orleans theme. The two recipes we used from the cookbook turned out absolutely fantastic. The pickled shrimp recipe was so simple and some of the best tasting shrimp I've ever made. For dessert we made the chocolate molten souffle - what can I say? - it was chocolate heaven, and again so easy to prepare. Our guests thought we were gourmet chefs and were completely impressed!

I plan on using this book a lot more, and would recommend it in any cooks library. I don't have the book with me today, but maybe when I get home I'll post the recipes if anyone is interested.

Happy eating in the New Year!

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  1. Please *do* post your favorite recipes!

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    1. re: AJ Brazzil

      Actually, I was told not to post the recipes because of copyrights. Sorry for the confusion, but I suggest you either buy the cookbook (it really is filled with great recipes), or go to a bookstore and read the recipes first to see if they are of interest to you.

      In my opinion, the recipe for the Chocolate Molten Souffle is worth the price of the book!

      1. re: Rumcoconuts
        Tom Meglioranza

        See my posting RE: Commander's Palace crunchies from a few weeks ago for the full story of my recent disappointing dinner.

        I just wanted to add that after writing a polite but honest letter to the restaurant, they sent me a very apologetic response along with a complimentary copy of the Commander's Palace Kitchen cookbook, which I thought was a very nice gesture. Can't wait to try some of the recipes!