Stu’s Books

NOTICE: Third Coast Cuisine nominated for 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award!  Read more HERE.

A 24 year veteran of the restaurant industry, Stuart Reb Donald has worked every position from dish washer up to chef. Most recently he was the Executive Chef at Mars Hill Café in Mobile, AL. In 2003 he combined his love of food and gift for writing to produce his first cookbook Amigeauxs – Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine (4 Star Publishing).  His second cookbook, Third Coast Cuisine, has received considerable national and international acclaim including being nominated for a Gourmand World Cookbook Award. He has written hundreds of articles for both print and electronic media including interviews of noted chefs like Bobby Flay, Ted Allen, Michael Symon, Tory McPhail and Susan Irby. He is the author of He has been a regular guest on TV shows along the Gulf Coast and often uses his culinary skills for good by helping to raise money for organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Bay Area Food Bank.

Stuart has also penned No Sides Needed a cookbook for Kindle and an anthology of many of his cheflebrity interviews called Dinner Conversations also for Kindle.

Stuart has also written two works of fiction proving that he’s more than just an award winning chef and cookbook author. He is also the author of A More Perfect Union (available in paperback or for Kindle) the suspenseful tale of US President Alexander Lawrence who’s last living family member, his beautiful daughter, dies of an overdose and her body is dumped in a trash can in New Orleans’ famed French Quarter. A More Perfect Union was a stunning debut for the musician-turned-chef-turned writer from Mobile, Alabama.

9.99.9 - A Cautionary Tale of Greed, Lust and Avarice by Stuart Reb Donald.His latest work of fiction 9.999: A Cautionary Tale of Greed, Lust, and Avarice is the story of Roger Edinger and the part he played in the total collapse of the United States of America. Set in the very near future, 9.999 (Nine Ninety-nine Nine) is a sordid tale of deception and intrigue. It shines a light on how deviant and aristocratic Washington DC is, or in this case was. It proves that sometimes fiction is truer than truth.

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Stuart in 80 Words or Less

Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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Stuart’s Honors & Awards

2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up


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