Gumbo Tales

Gumbo Tales

Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

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Baker & Taylor
A celebration of the food culture of New Orleans recounts the Wisconsin native's introduction to such regional classics as gumbo, po-boys, and red beans and rice.

Norton Pub
Celebrating New Orleans’ food culture, one specialty at a time.
A cocktail is more than a segue to dinner when it’s a Sazerac, an anise-laced drink of rye whiskey and bitters indigenous to New Orleans. For Wisconsin native Sara Roahen, a Sazerac is also a fine accompaniment to raw oysters, a looking glass into the cocktail culture of her own family—and one more way to gain a foothold in her beloved adopted city.Roahen’s stories of personal discovery introduce readers to New Orleans’ well-known signatures—gumbo, po-boys, red beans and rice—and its lesser-known gems: the pho of its Vietnamese immigrants, the braciolone of its Sicilians, and the ya-ka-mein of its street culture. By eating and cooking her way through a place as unique and unexpected as its infamous turducken, Roahen finds a home. And then Katrina. With humor, poignancy, and hope, she conjures up a city that reveled in its food traditions before the storm—and in many ways has been saved by them since.

Baker
& Taylor

A celebration of the food culture of New Orleans recounts the author's introduction to such regional classics as gumbo, po-boys, and red beans and rice, in a tribute that identifies the international inspirations for local favorites and evaluates the role of regional cuisine in restoring post-Katrina New Orleans. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393061673
0393061671
Branch Call Number: 394.1209 ROA
Characteristics: viii, 293 p. ; 22 cm

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