World champion outdoor cook signs new book of recipes and poems

Staff reports

Ed Braud III, award-winning outdoor cook, will sign his new book, “Black Iron and Cajun Spice,” Sept. 28 at Landry’s Pharmacy located at 416 Burnside Ave., Gonzales. The book signing, “Biscuits, Coffee and Black Iron,” will be from 9-11:30 a.m. and will feature Braud’s homemade biscuits, a demonstration of his cast-iron cooking expertise. 

“Black Iron and Cajun Spice” is a collection of Braud’s recipes and poems.  A good source for tailgaters and campers, the book contains ingredients, utensils and safety and ethics for outdoor cooking.  And just as authentic as his recipes, the cookbook derives from Braud’s life experiences during WWII when simplicity was required of many American families.

“This has been a work of love from the start to the finish,” Braud said in an interview with" Gonzales Weekly Citizen. 

Readers will also find a compilation of Braud’s original poems inspired from cowboy poets such as Waddy Mitchell and Baxter Black.