A badass modern Cajun cookbook from Top Chef fan favorite Isaac Toups and acclaimed journalist Jennifer V. Cole, featuring 100 full-flavor stories and recipes.
“Chasing the Gator should come with a warning: do not read hungry. Isaac Toups’ colorful tribute to the traditions of Cajun cooking is dangerously appetite-inducing and equally enlightening. You may have to ice your arm after all the roux-stirring, but you’ll walk away with a profound appreciation for the Cajun way of life–a delicious and authentic piece of American culture.”―Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, author of Setting the Table
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- Item Weight : 2.29 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.35 x 1 x 10.3 inches
About the Author
Before opening Toups’ Meatery, he honed his skill for a decade as a fine-dining chef at restaurants such as Emeril’s Delmonico. His cooking has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, CNN, and Tasting Table, among many other outlets. He is a passionate advocate for the protection of America’s wetlands.
Jennifer V. Cole spent nearly a decade getting to know the intricacies of the South at Southern Living magazine, where she served as deputy editor and where her annual restaurant lists were considered the final word on where to eat in the region. Her writing appears widely in other publications, including Food & Wine, Garden & Gun, and Wildsam Field Guides.