Ascension Parish chef and businessman John Folse has debuted his new cookbook, “Can You Dig It: Louisiana’s Authoritative Collection of Vegetable Cookery,” this week at Citiplace Barnes & Noble.

The book, which retails for $59.95, is 950 pages with more than 600 vegetable-related recipes.

Book signings are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Citiplace Barnes & Noble; and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Perkins Rowe Barnes & Noble.

Folse is the owner and executive chef of Louisiana-based Chef John Folse & Company Manufacturing, White Oak Plantation and Exceptional Endings Bakery Division, and he is CEO/CFO of Home on the Range: Folse Tramonto Restaurant Development Company, parent corporation of Restaurant R’evolution, New Orleans and Seafood R’evolution, Ridgeland, Mississippi.