Back by popular demand, restaurateur and author Lucy Buffett is re-releasing her successful cookbook. Formerly self-published in 2007 as Crazy Sista Cooking, the updated and repackaged version is entitled LuLu’s Kitchen, A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life. The new book will be published by Grand Central Life & Style of New York and was released in April, 2016.
Having sold over 70,000 copies, Lucy has partnered with Grand Central to give an updated look to her collection of recipes and stories that made the Crazy Sista Cooking such a hit with readers and guests of her restaurants, LuLu’s in Gulf Shores, Alabama and her newest location in Destin, Florida. Fans will appreciate that LuLu’s Kitchen is released as a paperback and as an eBook, making it easy to access from your own kitchen countertop or while using your digital device.
LuLu’s Kitchen is Lucy Buffett’s culinary guide to classic Southern coastal cuisine and is packed with more than 120 signature recipes, originating not only from her childhood along the Gulf Coast, but also from the kitchens of her popular restaurants. This updated version includes a new introduction and headnotes, humorous stories and plenty of wit and wisdom from the original Crazy Sista. Featuring party menus, Buffett family favorites, and stories from Lucy’s own kitchen, this is a fun compilation to enjoy trying out her recipes, or perfect to just sit and read. These delicious recipes include offerings such as L.A. (Lower Alabama) Caviar, Perfect Fried Shrimp, Creola Blackened Grouper Salad, Key Lime Pie with Grand Marnier® Whipped Cream, and Krispy Kreme® UnChristmas Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce. For entertaining with drinks, there is whole chapter of specialty cocktails that will have you daydreaming of cold margaritas on the soft white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast.
LuLu’s Kitchen is a clear representation of Lucy’s passion for food and life, and it’s the perfect way to display her flair for storytelling. Lucy artfully reveals these distinctive Buffett traits in various chapter introductions and sidebars as she recalls many of her most memorable moments.
“I love to eat, and I adore cooking,” writes Lucy. “I am always really just being me, and over the years I’ve meandered along a culinary path that has taken me from the fish sticks in a tract house in West Mobile, to beluga caviar on a yacht in Manhattan and back home to boiled crabs at the end of the pier on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.”
To learn more about LuLu’s Kitchen, A Taste of the Good Life, or to purchase the cookbook, visit www.LucyBuffett.com which also has links to her restaurants and a listing of her book tour signings.