Living Without’s Favorite Books: Lagasse Girls


The daughters of famous Creole chef Emeril did not fall far from the tree. Lucky for us, Jilly Lagasse (diagnosed with celiac in 2004) and Jessie Lagasse Swanson (she’s gluten sensitive) were unwilling to give up the fabulous foods they ate at home and their dad’s restaurant. They’ve now penned their second cookbook, The Lagasse Girls’ Big Flavor, Bold Taste and No Gluten! (Da Capo Lifelong). Personal tidbits abound but the real meat is the delicious recipes, comfort foods with Southern flair. From fried chicken to homemade shortcake, it’s like sharing the Lagasse family table but in your home.