Jimmy Buffett’s sister Lucy has a new edition of her cookbook out called “LuLu’s Kitchen: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life” and it is now available at Amazon.com.
Lucy Buffett grew up in Mobile, Ala. When she was 10, she started cooking in her grandma’s kitchen in Pascagoula, Miss. Now she owns an insanely popular restaurant called LuLu’s in Gulf Shores, Ala., where there’s often a two-hour wait with a line out the door.
Her new cookbook is titled, “LuLu’s Kitchen: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life.”
So I asked, “What exactly is Gulf Coast cuisine? What do you people eat over there?”
Buffett laughed. “It’s fried seafood and gumbo, baby! It’s Southern, but it’s Coastal Southern.” she said. “It’s all about fried shrimp and fried fish and fritters and oysters. It’s the food of my family and my culture.”
Buffett only serves seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. No farm-raised shrimp from China here.
She’s Jimmy Buffett’s little sister. The “Margaritaville” legend gave her the nickname “LuLu” when they were kids. She spent years cooking in restaurants in New York and Los Angeles before moving back to sweet home Alabama and opening her first dive burger joint at age 46.
This book originally was published in 2007 with the title “Crazy Sista Cooking: Cuisine and Conversation.”