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Isaac Toups

With roots in South Louisiana that run more than 300 years deep, Chef Isaac Toups knows the ins and outs of Cajun-style cuisine. Born in Rayne, the Frog Capital of the World, Toups cut his teeth with 10 years in the kitchen at Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico, rising from fry cook to executive sous chef. After stints as executive chef at Cuvée and Ste. Marie, Toups opened Toups’ Meatery in 2012, where he serves crowds of locals sophisticated Cajun cuisine that honors the boils, boucheries and barbecues of his childhood.

His book is "Chasing the Gator: Isaac Toups and the New Cajun Cooking."

Scheduled events:
Cook Like a (Cajun) Top Chef
Top Chef contestant and fan-favorite Isaac Toups brings his updated and sophisticated approach to classic Cajun cooking. Owner of Toups Meatery in New Orleans, Toups has four times been named a James Beard Best Chef of the South semi-finalist and finalist. Join Toups as he demonstrates recipes from the heart and soul of his beloved Cajun country.

Culinary Stage (Seats 266)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Isaac Toups
Moderator: Adam Lehrman

Chasing the Gator: Isaac Toups and the New Cajun Cooking
Little, Brown, and Company
October 2018
ISBN 9780316465779
256 pages
$35.00, INSTORE
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Cajun country is the last bastion of true American regional cooking, and no one knows it better than Isaac Toups. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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