Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin’ in New Orleans

Ten Speed: Crown. Feb. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9781984858993. $30. COOKING
Hereford grew up eating junk food from mom-and-pop country stores found throughout the South. After a roundabout career path, detailed in his introduction, he opened his own restaurant, Turkey and the Wolf, which featured junk food with an elegant twist. The restaurant has a fun, comfort-food sensibility, which Hereford calls an overrated sandwich shop. He wants everyday cooks to relax, hang out, and just enjoy cooking. Hereford choses favorite recipes he thought could be easily made in anyone’s kitchen. He takes recipes from his sandwich shop as well as his breakfast place, Molly’s Rise and Shine. Recipes include influences from Southern cooking as well as from comfort foods including pork rind tacos, chicken hand pies, apple fritters, and grits with collards. Recipes are arranged by dish type. Ingredients are, by design, easy to find, and directions are geared to the general cook who knows their way around the kitchen. A word of warning, Hereford is pretty free with his opinions, and his language can be salty.
VERDICT This wild and laid-back cookbook will be a joy for those who are looking for a break from more serious cookbooks and want to dig in with junk food cravings.
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