I’m not saying you should eat Gulf Coast seafood. And I’m not saying you shouldn’t. We’re all wrestling with that conundrum, and I leave it to your best judgement how you implement these recipes. But try them you should, in the spirit of solidarity with the poor Gulf Coast, which has been hammered beyond belief these last few years, and in the spirit of purely good food.
If you’re the lucky winner of this nice book by Jessie Tirsch, you can soon be cooking such delights as Louisiana Shrimp Stew, Galveston Bay Seafood Soup, Mr. Allen’s All-Day Fish Chowder, Lobsters with Oyster Dressing, Roast Duck with Sweet Potato Stuffing, Candied Ham with Sweet Mustard Dip, Fried Tomato and Bacon Sandwiches with Tomato Milk Gravy, Guava Duff with Brandy Sauce…you get the idea. The kind of food we always crave but seldom get to have. In addition to the recipes the book is filled with little “Coast Story” sections imparting Gulf wisdom, factlets, and cool stories at no extra cost.
So if you’re ready to plunge into the art and soul of Gulf Coast cooking, just leave a comment saying so. If several people would like this book, I’ll put your names in a mixing bowl, give them a good stir, and draw one. I’ll send it to you and I’ll ask you to pay for the postage, if you can, via PayPal. For security and anti-spam reasons, please don’t put your email address or snail mail address in the Comments section. When you comment I see your email address and I’ll contact you soon if I draw your name. Give this book a good home, make something delicious from it, and I’ll be happy.