My latest book titled Chef Creole, illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair (Pelican Publishing Company) has been released! In this colorful and interactive storybook, children of all ages are invited to piece together Louisiana's favorite foods to create the tastiest man ever, Chef Creole. To the tune of "Aiken Drum," Chef Creole dances on the page and plays his ladle like a guitar. With arms of boudin and eyes of red beans, he encompasses all of the Pelican State's most famous flavors. Deborah Ousley Kadair's collage illustrations make it easy for children to identify the classic Louisiana fare. The book also includes a glossary of many of the featured foods and terms, from French bread to okra, and the history of the dishes such as red beans and rice.
Pick up your autographed copies of the book at a book signing on January 3, 2009 from 11:00-1:00 at the Hudson News Store in the New Orleans-Louis Armstrong International airport.
This book cooks!