Popular New Orleans’ restaurant Turkey and the Wolf recipe book out in 2022

A fun and flavorful book of 95 dynamic recipes that put a playful spin on Southern food, from the James Beard Award-nominated owner of Turkey and the Wolf in New Orleans.

Mason Hereford grew up in rural Virginia, where he frequented local country stores that sold everything from gas and ammo to broccoli-cheese casserole and a turkey, cheddar, and cranberry sandwich that still haunts his dreams. After working in fine dining, he opened Turkey and the Wolf in New Orleans in 2016, bringing country store spirit (and his take on that turkey sandwich) to the masses. 

In Turkey and the Wolf, Hereford draws on inspiration from his childhood to offer bold, fresh twists onsome of the most beloved Southern dishes. From chicken pot-hand-pies with buttermilk dip and decadent bologna sandwiches to deviled egg tostadas with salsa macha and his mom’s burnt tomato casserole, this colorful cookbook is packed with nostalgic and indulgent recipes, mouthwatering photographs, and delectable illustrations.

With a focus on big flavors through laidback cooking, Turkey and the Wolf is a frolic through Southern food from the viewpoint of a true original.

A native Virginian, Mason Hereford moved to New Orleans in 2008 and opened Turkey and the Wolf in 2016. Bon Appetít named it the best new restaurant in America. Food & Wine and GQ called it one of the most important restaurants of the decade, and Guy Fieri featured it on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

JJ Goode has co-written many cookbooks, including the New York Times bestseller Pok Pok with Andy Ricker, the James Beard Award-nominated State Bird Provisions with Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, and the James Beard Award-winning Eat a Little Better with President Obama’s White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy, Sam Kass.