About the Author
As food writers, RIMA and RICHARD COLLIN have written The New Orleans Cookbook, The Pleasures of Seafood, and The New Orleans Restaurant Guide. Richard Collin is the author of the New Orleans Underground Gourmet and wrote a weekly restaurant column for the New Orleans States-Item for ten years. He died in January 2010. Rima Collin, who learned to cook while on a Fullbright Scholarship in France, founded her New Orleans Cooking School in 1975. She died in 1998.