This book is a step by step instruction guide of recipes handed down from Grandmother to granddaughters. Our Grandmother Lucinda Howard who we affectionately called Big Momma taught us how to clean chitterlings, pick greens, and snap peas before we were 10 years old. Our Southern grandmother taught her city granddaughters that Sunday dinner began on Saturday night soaking beans, cleaning ribs, and defrosting sweet meat.
The authors combined old school basics with new school favor to create Lagniappe. Lagniappe which is a favorite word that loosely translates from New Orleans as a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The authors believe that this book is a testament to the power of a recipe. A recipe is important in every aspect of creation but it is the ability of the chef to change that recipe into something different and magnificent for each and every person who consumes the dish.