Ann Cuiellette is a native of New Orleans who grew up in a large, Creole family–the twelfth of thirteen children. All of the dishes in Classic Creole are family recipes, but each include a story about Ann’s experience with that dish growing up in a household filled with love, energy, camaraderie, sometimes chaos, but most of all great food! It’s a Cookbook and Storybook.
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Ann wanted to find a way to honor her family heritage, especially since she had siblings who lost their homes in this tragedy.
“Ann’s willingness to share her Creole cuisine with our St. Louis-area charitable organizations is a wonderful testament to her and her family. We are grateful to have that kind of legacy, serving the BEST of Louisiana cooking in our community. Her food rocks!” –David Steward, Chairman, World Wide Technology, Inc.
“I have known Ann Cuiellette’s family for many years, and all the recipes in her cookbook are authentic New Orleans Creole dishes. I am happy to see their legacy continue with this cookbook and the stories about her family.” –Chef Leah Chase, Dookie Chase Restaurant, New Orleans
“Classic Creole is a must-read not only for those who treasure New Orleans dishes but also for the charm and flavor that comes from the author with memories of her family upbringing. Readers will delight in the recipes and the stories that accompany them.” –George Herbert Walker, III, former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary