The P&J Oyster Company is the largest distributor of these bivalves in the New Orleans area, supplying major restaurants as well as home cooks. This cookbook collects recipes that were developed and tested by the family's beloved matriarch as well as contributions from famous restaurants, including Bayona, Arnaud's, Galatoire's, Dooky Chase, and Restaurant August. The book features only Louisiana oysters, and history, stories, and mouthwatering photographs accompany the dishes.
Kit Wohl is an author and artist with a passion for the culinary arts. She works with chefs, restaurants, and hotels across the country, and her artwork is held in collections across the Americas and Europe and includes chandeliers, railings, and sculptures. New Orleans Icons: Iron Lace is her twelfth book. Arnaud's Restaurant Cookbook: New Orleans Legendary Creole Cuisine, published by Pelican in 2005, received national acclaim, and The P&J Oyster Cookbook was named Cookbook of the Year by New Orleans Magazine. Her books in the Classics Series include New Orleans Classic Creole Recipes, New Orleans Classic Celebrations, New Orleans Classic Cocktails, New Orleans Classic Brunches, New Orleans Classic Desserts, New Orleans Classic Appetizers, New Orleans Classic Seafood, and New Orleans Classic Gumbos and Soups. Wohl and Billy, her husband, live in the Big Easy.