It was a beautiful day to celebrate the re-release of Lucy Buffett’s popular cookbook. Lucy and her were host to a launch party at her Gulf Shores restaurant on Tuesday, April 26th as guests enjoyed complimentary refreshments & cookbook recipe samples.
Lucy self-published her cookbook, Crazy Sista Cooking, in 2007. Having sold over 70,000 copies, Lucy partnered with Grand Central to give an updated look to her collection of recipes and stories that made the Crazy Sista Cooking such a hit with readers and guests of her restaurants. Just released this month, the updated and repackaged version is entitled LuLu’s Kitchen, A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life. LuLu’s Kitchen is Lucy Buffett’s culinary guide to classic Southern coastal cuisine and is packed with more than 120 signature recipes, originating not only from her childhood along the Gulf Coast, but also from the kitchens of her popular restaurants. This updated version includes a new introduction and headnotes, humorous stories and plenty of wit and wisdom from the original Crazy Sista. Featuring party menus, Buffett family favorites, and stories from Lucy’s own kitchen, this is a fun compilation to enjoy trying out her recipes, or perfect to just sit and read. Recipes include soul-satisfying Southern Coastal Cuisine delights like West Indies Salad, Perfect Fried Shrimp, Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Garlic Cheese Grits, Silver Queen Succotash, Key Lime Pie with Grand Marnier® Whipped Cream, and Krispy Kreme® UnChristmas Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce. Lucy has included a whole chapter of specialty drinks, including cocktails such as the “Bama Breeze” and “LuLu’s Painkiller.”
Lucy Buffett is more than the sibling of famous troubadour Jimmy Buffett, just as her business, LuLu’s, is more than a restaurant. As creator of the LuLu’s brand, Lucy has taken her initial dream, LuLu’s in Gulf Shores, to become a destination in itself serving some 750,000 customers a year. She opened her second LuLu’s location in Destin, FL in the summer of 2015 and it is sharing the successes of her Gulf Shores location. From restaurants to clothing lines, cookbooks, Bloody Mary Mix, seasonings and sauces, a children’s book and the newly-launched Crazy Sista Honey Ale beer, Lucy Buffett combines true Southern graciousness and authenticity with the nerve of a successful entrepreneur. To learn more about Lucy Buffett, visit www.lucybuffett.com.