Chef John Folse to sign cookbooks at Baton Rouge bookstores

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Chef John Folse (center), based in Donaldsonville, La., poses with Ascension Parish leaders in 2018.

The holidays are upon us, which means Chef John Folse has a bundle of books flung on his back and is heading to two Barnes & Noble locations in Baton Rouge for autograph sessions. Folse will sign all of his titles on Saturday, December 14 at Barnes & Noble Perkins Rowe, 7707 Bluebonnet Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and Barnes & Noble Citiplace, 2590 Citiplace Ct., from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Can You Dig It: Louisiana's Authoritative Collection of Vegetable Cookery is Folse's ode to vegetables. With more than 600 vegetable-related recipes, this 950-page tome features brilliant images showcasing Louisiana's love affair with gardening and vegetables as center-of-the-plate cuisine. At $59.95, Can You Dig It is a feast for the palate as well as the eyes.

Hooks, Lies & Alibis: Louisiana's Authoritative Collection of Game Fish & Seafood Cookery is a tribute to Louisiana's time-honored fish and seafood tradition and cuisine. Like Folse's other legendary books, Hooks, Lies & Alibis begins with a look to the past by co-author Michaela York. Through and because of fishing, fast and fish days have been observed, countries and empires built and New Worlds conquered. The retail price of Hooks, Lies & Alibis is $59.95.

After the Hunt: Louisiana's Authoritative Collection of Wild Game & Game Fish Cookery explores hunting history from cave man through American colonization, capturing in words and recipes man's insatiable appetite for wild game. After the Hunt retails for $59.95.

The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine traces Louisiana’s culinary heritage through 300 years of cooking. Each of the seven primary nations that settled Louisiana are featured, including Native America, Spain, France, Africa, Germany, England and Italy. Historical text explains how these peoples arrived on Louisiana's shores while sharing the culinary contributions of each nation. The Encyclopedia retails for $55.95.

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