By: Jude W. Theriot
Reviewed By: Jennifer A. Wickes
As a lover of Cajun cuisine, Jude Theriot created a low-carb cookbook to show low-carb dieters that you can even enjoy Cajun cuisine!
Jude Thierot is a chef. He used to be the executive chair of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Foundation from 1997 to 1998. He has written five additional books on Cajun cuisine: Cajun Healthy, Cajun Quick, La Cuisine Cajun, La Meilleure de la Louisiane: The Best of Louisiana (sp), and New American Light Cuisine.
Through his love of Cajun cuisine, and adapting some American favorites, Theroit wanted low-carb dieters to learn and enjoy the food he loves best, Cajun! Each recipe in this book lists serving size, total carbohydrates per serving, net carbohydrates per serving, and calorie count. While creating this cookbook, Theroit lost more than 100 pounds.
The recipes are easy-to-read and utilize simple ingredients including Cool Whip, Tabasco Sauce, Equal and Splenda. I could not find any unusual ingredients, except soy flour, which is available in most grocery stores. You may just need to look in the natural food section. There are no photographs or illustrations.
Some nice recipes that we enjoyed were: Just Tomato Salad, Grilled Flank Steak and the Chocolate Mousse.
This book was nice, but a few photographs would have helped sell some of the recipes in this book. Also, knowing yet another person has jumped on the "low-carb" bandwagon was a bit frustrating, despite understanding that Theroit just wants to share his love for Cajun food.
Jennifer A. Wickes is a freelance food writer, researcher and cookbook reviewer. She has written several eBooks, and has had numerous articles and recipes in printed publications, as well as on- line. She is working on her first cookbook. For more information about Jennifer or her work, please visit her home page: http://home.comcast.net/~culinaryjen/Home.html.