There's a nice article in the Times today about a new cookbook by Judy Walker, the food editor of the Times-Picayune. I was lucky enough to have dinner at Judy's house when I visited New Orleans in November, as I tagged along with Brendan and his coworker/roommate Chris for the cooking lesson she gave them. It was a major highlight of the trip- we made shrimp remoulade, seafood gumbo, and bread pudding. Then I died of happiness.
So what I'm trying to say is that this is probably a pretty good cookbook.