Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook Giveaway

Brennans New Orleans Seafood Cookbook

The giveaway entry period is now closed. Thanks so much to all who participated! We’ll be picking a winner so stop back in a bit to find out…

We sort of don’t want to give this book away.


Because it’s going to cost us an arm and a leg to ship it to the winner.

Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook is big. No, it’s huge. With close to 450 pages, it’s more dense with recipes than any of the giant cookbooks by Thomas Keller (which we use as a barometer for cookbook sizing).

However, beyond the fact that the coffee table book-sized cookbook is big enough to be a coffee table itself, we wouldn’t mind keeping it in the TasteSpotting Kitchen as a seafood reference (that includes alligator, frog legs and turles!) and recipe tour through New Orleans starting with appetizers like Barbecued Oysters with Blue Cheese Sauce (!!!), through signature dishes like Gumbo, Jambalaya and Shrimp Creole, to refined preparations of fish, and ending in grand finale with a flaming Cafe Brulot Diabolique cocktail.

That’s right. Cocktails come last because the chapter on Desserts comes before the Side Dishes.

See why we love the book?

How to Enter this Giveaway

This is a quick and easy giveaway. There is one step:

Leave a comment on this post with your favorite SEAFOOD dish.

Don’t worry if you don’t “do seafood” (though we wonder what you will do with the book if you win it); just make something up. It doesn’t actually matter what you say since we’re going to pick the “winner” randomly, it only matters that you do comment, and that you do by the deadline, midnight Sunday December 12. Make sure to enter your email address in the space provided address so we can contact you if you’re chosen!

Just to get things started, we’ll go first.

We know it’s nowhere near New Orleans, but we will always and forever love a good piece of sushi.

Good luck!

by Sarah J. Gim on December 7, 2010 · 208 comments

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